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OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

Davagh Forest, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT79 8JH

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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.

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. 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

Attraction Facilities

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

Catering

  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Suitable for Children

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

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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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