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Address: 49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE, Scotland
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11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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Stargazers Nation

Brilliant Historical Observatory, really recommended. Amazing insights and History, looking forward to October-January Stargazing nights here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
BigMick82
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Brilliant Historical Observatory, really recommended. Amazing insights and History, looking forward to October-January Stargazing nights here.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Popped in on a Saturday afternoon for a tour. Staff were kind enough to wait on us as we were a few mins late. Tour guide made it very interesting and were happy to answer any questions. Will definitely come back for stargazing evening.

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Thank laineyp72
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing place, the staff are passionate about what they do and it comes across. If you ever get the chance go to one of the evening viewing during the winter to have a look out of the telescopes.

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Thank John G
Renfrewshire
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is one of only four public observatories in the UK. It is a great place to visit and, during the winter, they hold star gazing events. I did one of these star gazing events and I loved it. I went with a couple of friends and they both really enjoyed themselves as well. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Thank ClaireCasey
Glasgow
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Having visited many years ago when it was overcast I thought it would be good to visit again tonight (31st March) when the skies were clear. First check on the internet, and yes they are open tonight from 6-9pm. Drive to Paisley and park outside main door on West Brae / School Wynd at 7.05pm, but all the doors are... More 

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2 Thank Scotty080
Paisley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

What a place to visit, lived in Paisley all my life, and never visited this building. Decided to go to there winter viewing nights, Tuesday and Thursday's. The night I went was a clear night, telescope was amazing seeing the moon, and then going outside to there gardens and seeing Jupiter, was amazing. The planatary show was great, John was... More 

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

I used to live 50 yards from this amazing place and grew up with the caretakers children.It is a very interesting building and I have fond memories of the many times i have explored the inside.

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2 Thank Graham C
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Very old school but does what it says on the tin. Staff were knowledgable and attentive. Was a nice romantic trip to see the stars. If it was busier I think you maybe rushed through though.

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2 Thank Farmboy2003
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Enjoy all the exhibitions her, have visited many times with a variety of age groups and we have always had a great time. The chance to look at the planets is a marvelous experience, also some of the amateur astronomers allowed us to look through their telescopes and explained some things as well, which was a great treat.

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1 Thank JLPGLASGOW
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Turned up and the door was closed over. Pressed the buzzer for entry but no answer and we're left standing outside so just left

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