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All reviews interactive exhibits solar system all ages tour guide was very informative few hours beautiful building nice walk science astronomy planets dungeon telescope cosmos exhibition tower information lee
Easy to find with parking outside and a good price. Most informative about the history and use of Blackrock Castle up to the present day as an observatory. The tour guide was very clearly spoken even for my deaf husband, however did just talk for...More
Great spot to view the river and Cork Harbour and an easy drive through the historic Blackrock area of Cork. Good size car park although it does get busy, short walk from there to Castle entrance and it's courtyard. Decent cafe here with outside seating...More
I'd seen this place advertised on Cork tourism sites and thought it sounded worth a visit. However, it fell far short of expectations. There wasn't really much of anything to see inside and hardly anything was working - not very good considering it's a working...More
We went here last week with our 3 and a half year old and she really enjoyed it! Its a small tour but plenty of information and short videos which our daughter gladly sat down and enjoyed!
She really enjoyed the interactive "send a message...More
The observatory has a small but interesting exhibition on astronomy and relevant celestial topics. The inflatable planetarium is compact but does the job for small groups. The audio-visual displays are interesting and there is some interactive elements to keep the childrens' attention. The setting is...More
This is not a castle tour what so ever. I’m sure if I read the reviews I would have known that, but alas. I went early enough that it was just me and a few other people going through the tour. It’s a science tour...More
Situated at the end of the very pleasant Marina walk this makes a nice destination on foot on a fine day. Car parking also available.
Interesting history. Admission is reasonable and there is a good cafe and the observatory on site.
This is another must do activity when visiting Cork. Amazing old Fort converted to a working Observatory with small inflatable planetarium. Fun tour explaining the history of the building and something to feed young imaginations. Super friendly staff and well thought out tours.
I think the tours start every fifteen or thirty minutes. The planetarium talk was around 30 minutes, and then the castle talk straight after on the battlements was around another 20-30 minutes. On top of that there are a... More
I think the tours start every fifteen or thirty minutes. The planetarium talk was around 30 minutes, and then the castle talk straight after on the battlements was around another 20-30 minutes. On top of that there are a couple of rooms in the castle to explore regarding its history, and then whatI imagine would be several hours worth of exhibits regarding space and the cosmos etc. Unfortunately I had to rush back for my flight so only made it part way through those. I had a couple of hours there but I think I could have easily spent a half day - depends on your tolerance for science - I personally can't get enough :-)