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Mills Observatory

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Tourist Attractions, Landmarks

Attraction Information

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!.

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.

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01382 435967



Click here to visit Mills Observatory's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Mills Observatory has not told us about their dining options.

No, Mills Observatory is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Mills Observatory have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Mills Observatory has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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