We visited Blackrock Observatory on a Culture night and our son loved it. There were talks given and the kids were shown about the planets and stars.
I have been looking to tour a castle but this one is a planetarium and observatory. The tour guide in the planetarium was extremely informative. We learned a lot from him. Our weather this day was terrible so no tour or the upper tower. The displays were interesting but the overall time here needed is very short.
I visited today at 15:00 for lunch. I got the pork sandwich which was served to me by a kind and knowledgeable waitress "black hair" she took the orders from my group with three others. The food was lovely just a bit on the small side as for €7.50 I expected a bit more in the sandwich. Outside of that... 更多
Visited here with family (4 and 7 years old). Reception staff for good and helpful. Did the planetary presentation but kids got a bit bored. The enthusiasm of the presenter was good however and kept them going. The tour was quite short and again very history based rather aimed at kids. Good for tourists and teenage rs.
Beautiful castle stands tall on the edge of the river Lee. This castle is transformed to observatory. Also kids can have a party in it. If i would be a child i would love to have my birthday in open place like this with million stars and planets surrounded by.
Best thing I found about the place was the staff. Just a couple of video exhibitions, the planetarium is literally an inflatable tent, so so audiovisuals with no audio. You can see the all the place has to offer in 20-30 min.
Blackrock castle and observatory was a fun place to visit . A little hard to find tucked away by the estuary. We arrived as a show in the planetarium was about to start and joined in . The planetarium was a very cosy inflatable dome which worked well as long as you are not claustrophobic and very tall , ideal... 更多
Visiting in August with three young kids, we found this experience to be a really special one. Our boys, 7 and 9 were bowled over by the interactive area, and the experiments as we went through the exhibit, but it was the fantastic, well versed and funny guide who made the visit. His funny stories literally made our eldest boy... 更多
We came here hoping that it would be more interactive. The entrance is very small and can be done in about 15 minutes. If you are able to watch the videos without someone (young children) interrupting. The tour was unnecessarily long as you only went to the top of the tower and down to the gunnery. If you are claustrophobic... 更多