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Armagh Astronomy Centre and Planetarium

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Summer day trip

Great visit plenty of information to entertain kids when off school with the opportunity to... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Margaret O
Armagh, United Kingdom
Armagh Planatarium

Took my 11 year old son here for the first time. It was better than I expected it to be. There was... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Discover the mysteries of the Universe when you visit this Planetarium's Star-Theatre, where digital projectors allow visitors to time travel through the galaxies.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3752 3689
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Is a fascinating place and gives a clear description of all things space. Great to walk around especially the observatory.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank saranom2005
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The planetarium has really become a favourite spot in Armagh for both tourists and locals. Check most weeks with them and you'll find that they have some new exhibition or special event on the go. VERY FRIENDLY staff and with a cafe and toilets on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Spent 20 mins in the centre and straight away can tell it’s child centred, all tho very interesting stuff including a meteorite which was amazing to see

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great visit plenty of information to entertain kids when off school with the opportunity to increase their knowledge base.The show is very enjoyable if a little chilly in the room but relax back and enjoy

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Margaret O
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

After travelling 2 hours in the car with kids ages 7 5 and 3 we where simply turned away and told they where closed for a private group.we looked online before we travelled and they was nothing to say the planetarium was not open to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Took my 11 year old son here for the first time. It was better than I expected it to be. There was a special range of events being bank holiday Monday, like build your own rocket and a treasure hunt, which he enjoyed and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MeabhtheRave
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Anyone and everyone should spend some time here, educational and informative for all ages! Some brilliant animated videos.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Iain B
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a blast touring the planetarium and the show is just amazing. Our 5 year old enjoyed it as much as we did. There is plenty to entertain kids and adults alike.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MatthewW3632
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is nice for a change some thing different for the kids, while we were there we saw the solar storm show is is interesting. Good place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank John B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Went to asteroids show in the digital theatre and the kids aged 14, 12 and 7 really enjoyed it. Spent about an hour going around the exhibit also.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank erob42
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August 14, 2017|
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Response from redbob145 | Reviewed this property |
We booked by phone morning of visit .Our visit was on Saturday and it was very busy show at 1200 was almost full . I would recommend booking in advance also 20% discount if you book 2 or more shows
Grace d
April 23, 2015|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Grace, The admission fee for each show is £6 per adult and £5 for a child under 16. Various shows on daily, you can pick and choose. It's essential to pre-book your seats for the shows, but in my experience it's... More