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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Best time to visit
Sun 28th Nov
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Below is a list of events at Mills Observatory. View these events on a calendar.