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A very good venue

This is a wonderful Observatory run by a very good experinced people theres so much to see with 5... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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I was lucky enough to attend 2 good talks (Perseids and Messier) at the Observatory in August... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
carole h
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful Observatory run by a very good experinced people theres so much to see with 5 telescopes to look at plus the planterium

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

I was lucky enough to attend 2 good talks (Perseids and Messier) at the Observatory in August. Terrific, informative talks, followed by impressive tours of the Observatory and its telescopes. The Observatory is a wonderful place to visit - and so convenient. Congratulations to the...More

Thank carole h
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This place was very interesting for me as I am into astronomy. If you're not into astronomy you could be bored to tears!! The volunteers who showed us around we very nice and helpful, but something was lacking, and I don't know what it was...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We found out more or less by coincidence that this observatory existed, and were fortunate enough to be able to include a visit in our holiday in Devon. We visited an open afternoon, which was both enjoyable and informative. We were welcomed in their lecture...More

1  Thank Peter J
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived when SW astronomical Observatory show was on really good . A great calendar of events year round including some evening star gazing through magnificent telescopes. We didn't pay extra for talks today ,(but we're available) but planaterium talk included in entry price and the...More

Thank Johanna T
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a well maintained and interesting sight to view the night sky. However, it could do with having someone on sight everyday to escort the spontaneous visitor around the observatory.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had a Wonderful Evening , so enjoyable, informative , such a Lovly place , learnt so much , very very Fasinating. The History behind the Observiatory, seeing the Stars we had a clear night. Was quite overwhelmed by such a Lovly evening . .

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Were delighted to find we had arrived in Sidmouth in time for the observatory's weekly open afternoon. My Dad used to work at the planetarium in Liverpool so it was right up his street. Got a deal on a family ticket (£20 I think); the...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We visited the observatory and had an excellent tour of the facilities, and a presentation of the pictures taken. Unfortunately we didn't get to look through a telescope.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Lovely site, great history, but the guides were not very good, talking to themselves rather than to their audience. The afternoon tours do not cater to children.

Thank RichardTol
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