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Mills Observatory

Mills Observatory

Glamis Road, Balgay Park, Dundee, DD2 2UB

The historic Mills observatory is the first purpose-built observatory in Britain, with its sole aim to educate and encourage the public’s understanding of science.

The impressive sandstone building stands proud atop Balgay Hill within a wood on Dundee city centre’s outskirts. It boasts fantastic views over the River Tay from its dome and balcony areas.

Join the experienced and friendly staff as they give you a guided tour of fascinating objects seen through their range of telescopes.

Admission is free, except for selected events, and there is no need to book a visit; simply drop in! An excellent experience for everyone!


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Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Mills Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Mills Observatory Weekday Open Evening

    Friday 21st January 2022 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

    Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

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  • Mills Observatory Weekend Open Day

    Saturday 22nd January 2022 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

    Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

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  • Mills Observatory Weekend Open Day

    Sunday 23rd January 2022 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

    Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

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  • Mills Observatory Weekday Open Evening

    Monday 24th January 2022 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

    Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

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  • Mills Observatory Weekday Open Evening

    Tuesday 25th January 2022 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

    Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

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  • Mills Observatory Weekday Open Evening

    Wednesday 26th January 2022 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

    Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

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