“Britain’s first purpose-built observatory” - AA Inspector
Mills Observatory is Britain's first purpose-built public observatory. See breathtaking views of the stars and planets through the impressive Victorian refracting telescope. During October to March, the Planetarium Shows provide the chance to learn about constellations, planets and other jewels of the night sky. There are also displays on the solar system and space exploration.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Ground floor accessible
- Facilities: Portable telescopes available, images on screen
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Sep, on selected dates for a varied programme of events (please check website); Oct-Mar, Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat & Sun 12.30-4. Contact for Xmas closure
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About the area
Dundee has one of the most spectacular settings of any Scottish city. It is located on the north bank of the Firth of Tay with the Sidlaw Hills behind, the Fife shore to the south, and the North Sea to the east. Facing south across the wide, silvery Firth of Tay, it’s also one of Scotland’s sunniest cities. From the summit of Dundee Law, the extinct volcano that dominates its northern skyline, you can look inland to the Cairngorms, south over the hills of Fife, far out over the North Sea, or westward up the Tay as far as Perth.
This is a city that has reinvented itself more than a few times. And as you’ll see when you arrive by road or rail via its iconic bridges (two of the longest in Britain), it’s busy reinventing itself yet again.
V&A Dundee is a design museum in Dundee, Scotland, which opened on 15 September 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London. The V&A Dundee is also the first building in the United Kingdom that has been designed by Kengo Kuma.
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