Coats Observatory Museums

Coats Observatory
49 Oakshaw St West


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Coats Observatory is a unique attraction, housing astronomical equipment and displays, weather and earthquake recording equipment.

Gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect John Honeyman the building 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.

During the winter months the observatory is open for night sky telescope viewing (weather dependant).

On clear nights the telescope is trained on the moon, the planets and other interesting sights in the sky.

Viewing nights every Tuesday and Thursday from 27 October - March, these are free and there is no need to book.

Attraction Details

VenueCoats Observatory
Address49 Oakshaw St West, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2DE
Opening timesN/a
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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