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The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh is housed in a bold Italianate building located on Blackford Hill two miles south of the city. Their mission is to promote interest in astronomy and to support science education. They seek to exploit the Royal Observatory's mix of real astronomical science, technology and heritage to help them achieve this.

Royal Observatory Visitor Centre
Blackford Hill
EH9 3HJ Edinburgh

Museum type(s)

Science & Technology



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Opening hours

Public admission by booked visits only.

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Adults £4.00
Children £3.00
Reduced £3.00

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  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible


Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland


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