Mills Observatory | Day Out With The Kids

Mills Observatory

Dundee, Dundee and Angus, Scotland

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Mills Observatory

is a purpose-built public observatory in a woodland setting on the summit of Balgay Hill. Watch stars and planets through the telescopes, or admire the scenery with some spectacular treetop vistas across the silvery Tay.

With fascinating space exploration and astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky, there is so much to see, do and learn! Staff are on hand to help and advise and family are welcome to explore the universe!.


  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Balgay Park, Dundee, Dundee and Angus, DD2 2UB, Scotland


Click here to visit Mills Observatory's website
01382 435967

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April to September
Open on selected dates, check the attraction's website for details 

October to March
Monday to Friday 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday & Sunday 12:30 - 16:00


General Admission

Small charge applies to planetarium shows and group visits.

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