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OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

Davagh Forest, Co. Tyrone, County Tyrone, BT79 8JH
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

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Take a journey through time and space with a visitor experience that’s out of this world. Book your visit to Northern Ireland’s only International Dark Sky Park. Fully guided by an experienced tour guide, the centre will give visitors a unique opportunity to experience the night sky as it is rarely viewed.

Daily Guided Tours: Adults £5 / Concession £3.50

OM Guided Exhibition Tours run throughout the day at the times below and last approximately 1 hour.

Monday to Thursday: 11.30am,  2pm,  5pm.

Friday and Saturday: 11.30am,  2pm,  5pm, 7pm.

Sunday: 11.30am,  2pm,  5pm.

To avoid disappointment pre-booking is advisable. Walk ins may be accommodated depending on availability.  

Book online: www.omdarksky.com

Combining the latest tech, from holographic installations to virtual reality headsets, to bespoke evening audio-visual shows, visitors to the centre will be able to explore our solar system, star-gaze using telescopes to view the night sky without light pollution as Davagh is the only official ‘dark sky’ park in NI.

Davagh Forest has one of the ‘darkest skies’ in Ireland, which means there is so little light pollution that there are crystal clear views of star constellations and the Milky Way.  

Near the ancient Beaghmore Stone Circles, at the foot of the Sperrin mountains, the observatory is at the heart of a rich landscape of substantial archaeological and cultural significance and a history which spans millennia.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Evenings
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Picnic Area

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Suitable for Children

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Accommodation nearby
  • Cater for school groups
  • Event venue
  • First Aid
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Online Booking
  • Route maps available
  • Self guided walks/cycle rides
  • Shop
  • Showers
  • Talks
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information
  • Wi-fi available
  • Workshop

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

Provider Preferences

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Film or TV location
  • Forest Location
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Unique venue

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly

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Tel+44 (0) 28 8676 0681

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Opening Times

* April – September:
Monday – Sunday 11:00 – 19:00

October – March:
Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 19:00
Friday and Saturday 11:00 – 21:00
Sunday 11:00 – 19:00

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