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Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE, Scotland
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Scotland’s oldest public observatory

This is one of only a few observatories open to the public in Scotland. There are three free daily... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Look at the stars

So good , people are helpful . Looking through that amazing telescope with the roof open... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pauline B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of only a few observatories open to the public in Scotland. There are three free daily tours of the observatory via the museum. Matt the guide was super and his enthusiasm for astronomy as well as the history of the 1883 building...More

Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So good , people are helpful . Looking through that amazing telescope with the roof open 😇😇😇😍😍😍😍and it is all free

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We were invited to join the guided tour while visiting the very interesting museum. The guide was very informative and pleasant; willing to answer any questions. Following the tour we watched a video presentation in the ( tiny) planetarium, which lasted about half an hour,...More

Thank cosmiclaw
Reviewed 28 August 2016

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

Thank BigMick82
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.

Thank laineyp72
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.

1  Thank John G
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...More

Thank ClaireCasey
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...More

4  Thank Scotty080
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...More

3  Thank 309gailm2014
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.

2  Thank Graham C
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