- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
At Armagh Planetarium, the whole family can use interactive displays to learn about the cosmos and watch the latest space news in real time. Activities include designing, building and launching your own rocket! A number of other craft activities are available, including Cosmic Balloons on Saturday mornings.
The Armagh Celestial Cathedral is a beautiful gallery of illuminated deep space images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope framed in dramatic gothic arches.
One key attraction of Armagh Planetarium is the newly refurbished Digital Theatre that now offers a brilliant visual and audio experience of their shows. Purpose built reclining seats will allow you and the kids to fully experience the amazing 3D projection over the entire dome. Check online before your visit for details of shows and times, especially with smalls as they offer a specific session for the young ins with no periods of prolonged darkness involved so they can enjoy without getting nervous!
The fun doesn't stop when you get outside as there is the Astropark to explore, a landscape dotted with stainless steel models of the planets that make up a scale model of the Universe. Walk through the Solar System, into the Milky Way and beyond as you marvel at how small earth is compared to other planets, and how small everything is compared with the sun. A cosmic day out!
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
College Hill, Armagh, County Armagh, BT61 9DB, Northern Ireland
Click here to visit Armagh Planetarium's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00 (daily public show at 14:00)
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 (shows playing at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00)
This is a general guide as the hours change seasonally so please do check online through the link before you go!
Show Prices (includes Exhibition Area)
Discounted Family Ticket (Maximum 2 adults plus 3 children): £20
Children (under 16): £5
Senior Citizens: £5