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A visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration and Cosmos at the Castle


Housed in an iconic Cork landmark dating back to 1582, a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration and Cosmos at the Castle.

Journeys of Exploration


Journeys of Exploration is a new interactive experience which brings the visitor through the heart of the Castle along a route that tells the story of Cork’s defended landscape, its merchant trade and the smugglers and pirates that navigated one of the world’s deepest natural harbours. The story is told in audio and guided experiences at the 16th century fort while touring the gunnery, riverside terrace and towers.

Cosmos at the Castle


Cosmos at the Castle is an award winning exhibition highlighting recent discoveries of extreme life forms on Earth and their implications for life in outer space. This self-guiding experience allows visitors to browse hours of cosmic content at their leisure or take a whirlwind tour of the Universe.



Opening hours


Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm your visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entrance to the science centre, a guided history tour of the Castle and a planetarium show on the night sky.

Entry fees



WEBSITE: www.bco.ie
EMAIL: info@bco.ie
TEL: +353 (21) 432-6120
ADDRESS: Blackrock Castle, Castle Road, Blackrock, Co. Cork, Ireland

Cosmos at the Castle exhibition

Cosmos at the Castle exhibition

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The Big Bang exhibition

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