The Observatory

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Address: The Observatory
48 Oakshaw Street
Paisley
Strathclyde
Postcode: PA1 2DE
Kids Activity: Indoors
Telephone: 0141 889 2013
Website: Click Here

Gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect John Honeyman, Coats Observatory opened in 1883 and has been welcoming everyone with an interest in astronomy ever since. The observatory also has a planetarium which gives visitors a tour of the night sky without having to leave the comfort of their chair.

Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland and was gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect John Honeyman, Coats Observatory opened in 1883 and has been welcoming everyone with an interest in astronomy ever since.

The observatory also has a planetarium which gives visitors a tour of the night sky without having to leave the comfort of their chair.
any other aspect of your visit.


Opening hours
  • Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm (closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm)
  • Sunday 2pm - 5pm
  • Winter Viewing evenings (1 November 2011 - 29 March 2012) 6.30pm - 9.00pm (last entry 8.45pm)
  • Solar viewings (June - September) 2pm - 4pm