Visiting BCO

Tickets for the Castle *Closed until further notice*

Join one of the Observatory’s in-house astronomers for a private astronomy show and a tour of our magnificent 16th Century castle!   Opening Hours: *CURRENTLY CLOSED IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT POLICY on COVID 19* Admission includes Castle Tour and Astronomy Experience. To ensure social distancing between visitors, we must complete your experience within the allocated 1 hour slot, so please ensure you arrive on time. To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, masks must be worn. Admission is strictly by pre-appointment. Only Family Tickets are available currently. A family ticket allows up to 6 people from the same household to visit us at one time. Under 16s must be accompanied. Please note that event times and ticket prices are subject to change.   Bookings are currently closed. When they resume, bookings will only be available up to two weeks in advance of your intended visit to facilitate adherence to any updated Covid 19 mitigation measures. Please select an available slot from the booking form below.  *Cancellation policy: Cancellation or rescheduling can only be accommodated up to 48 hours before your scheduled visit. Appointments that are not attended at the scheduled time are non-refundable.         

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School Groups

Visit "Cosmos at the Castle" an inspirational centre for scientific research, outreach and communication.

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