• Explore BCO's Universe

    Exciting interactive exhibits and activities await at BCO, from exploring space and alien lifeforms to the Castle's battlements, dungeon and rich maritime history.

    Exhibits & Tickets

  • Summer of Space

    More than 50 events for space enthusiasts of all ages celebrate the International Space University's arrival in Cork this summer.

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  • Discover & Learn at BCO

    From school tours including castle visits as Gaeilge to workshops for all ages, a class trip to BCO educates and entertains through hands-on discovery.

    School Tours & Workshops

    Featured Exhibits

    Journeys of Exploration

    Housed in an iconic Cork landmark dating back to 1582, a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration.

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    Cosmos at the Castle

    Learn about the Universe, extreme life forms on Earth and life in outer space!

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    Daily Schedule

    Plan your visit with an up to date list of the times of activities, tours and events at Blackrock Castle.

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    BCO News & Blog

    Summer of Space

    BCO welcomes the International Space University to Cork with over 50 exciting events for space enthusiasts of all ages.

    Water Rocket Workshop for CIT Innovation Week

    Have you ever wanted to build a rocket?

    ISU SSP17 Team plan a Summer of Space!

    Planning underway for Space Studies Program 2017

    Update: Blackrock Area Road Works

    We are open for business as usual!

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