Blackrock Castle Observatory

A 16th century fort turned robotic observatory and science centre

Blackrock Castle is the oldest surviving structure still in use in the city of Cork; a 16th century fort turned robotic observatory and science centre with panoramic views of Cork Harbour.

Explore over 400 years of Cork Harbour stories in this stunning riverside location during their guided castle tours to the Dome Tower Top and Gunnery.   Then delve into space science and open your eyes to the wonders of the Universe with Cosmos at the Castle. Discover the wonders of the night sky in their live Planetarium Shows and explore magnetism, forces, light and sound at the SFI Discover Zone.