Visitor Centre

Welcome to the Royal Observatory Visitor Centre website.

Royal Observatory Domes

We've been unwrapped and our copper domes have been fully repaired.

We are now open for business again, welcoming group and school bookings. Individuals and small groups (less than 10 people) can book for one of our Public Astronomy Evenings, which are currently held weekly over the winter months. Or why not come along to one of our weekly talks on Monday evenings.

We are also still taking bookings for visits to schools.


Visitor Centre Shop: If you are looking for space and astronomy related gifts and stocking fillers, why not visit the Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre shop for those last minute present ideas?
Open by appointment 9am – 3.30pm on the 16th, 18th and 19th of December. Please call 0131 6688 343 to arrange.

NOTICE: with the exception of our Winter Talks lecture series we are unable to accept drop in visits from groups or members of the public. Pre-booked visits only.

Upcoming Events:

Winter Public Astronomy Evening - 19th December. SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED

Winter Public Astronomy Evening - 9th January, 6.30pm & 8pm.

Weird New Worlds around Other Stars by Beth Biller - 12th January, 7.30pm

Recent Activities.

P1 pupils from West Linton Primary School visited us on December 10th

P6 pupils from Mary Erskine & Stewarts Melville Jr. School visited us for the evening of December 10th

Starlab visited P1/2 pupils at Bruntsfield Primary School on December 15th

Members of the 14th Midlothian Scouts group visited us for the evening of December 15th

The ROE education team visited P2 pupils at Bruntsfield Primary School on December 17th