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Armagh Astronomy Centre and Planetarium

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Address: College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DB, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 3752 3689
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover the mysteries of the Universe when you visit this Planetarium's...

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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Lovely attraction, full of interest.

Made a family visit and our party included pensioners and two very young children and all found it interesting. Small, but good mix of displays, exhibits, and films, and nice... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
596clivec
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our 2 year old here and he had a great time. The show they put on here is great for the kids learning. Highly recommend a family day out to here. Cafe inside also . Will be back again over the summer holidays

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Thank Mark M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came today as a wee day trip. Loved loved loved it. Receptionist could not have been nicer and more helpful. Went to see a solar system show and the girls were lovely taking it. Show was amazing. Definitely want to return. We hadn't been since we were at primary school which was nearly 30 years ago. Brought back a lot... More 

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Thank judyglitter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect rainy day activity. Popular for birthday parties and school tours. Star gazers of all ages will enjoy their visit!

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Thank Natalie N
Belfast, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Armagh planetarium is the place to visit with your kids, great exhibition on ground and first floor about space science and workshop for kids. You can touch the real meteorite found in Ireland in 60-th. And must visit the space show, its the same quality and experience as well known Greenwich observatory with mystery addition never seen before. The family... More 

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Thank Ru55lan
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Made a family visit and our party included pensioners and two very young children and all found it interesting. Small, but good mix of displays, exhibits, and films, and nice, comforable auditorium with good sound system. Staff friendly and helpful. Would reccomend and revisit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to take young kids - great activity area and plenty of choice in the star shows. The 'Christmas star' show used to be a tradition in our family and was great. Not so good for anyone else anymore. The galleries are a pale imitation of what they once were. Good range of interactive stuff. Plenty of meteorites. Very... More 

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Thank Alan C
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Went with grandchildren aged 3 and 5 and we had s great day out Kids loved the creative activities and there were special video presentations for their age range Well worth visiting but cafe very basic

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Thank HenryHull
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to see the "into the blue" show and was not disappointed! Very interesting!! Inspired us to go stargazing that night. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Amy W
Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We found this place an tripadvisor.. interesting things about space an satellites etc . We paid small fee to go into the dome where a travel through space displayed across the dome. Was prefty cool.. made rockets out of bottles and cardboard and rocketed them using pressure jet.. kids were loving if..

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Thank Karl O
england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

we had a great afternoon here the exhibits and the show were great for adults and children staff friendly

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