Science Centre

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Explore Astronomy...

The interactive centre reveals the wonders of early photography, engineering and astronomy with a special emphasis on the brilliant design and assembly of the world famous Great Telescope.

Discover astronomical instruments, cameras, photographs and photographic equipment used by the Third and Fourth Earls and Mary, Countess of Rosse, in the middle and late 1800s.

Also on display is electrical and engineering equipment originally belonging to Charles Parsons and used in his experiments as well as a large area devoted to the botanical work carried out in the Demesne.

NEBULAE…
One of the major discoveries with the telescope was the spiral nature of the nebulae.

OPENING HOURS OF THE SCIENCE CENTRE

16th March – 31st Oct 9:00 – 18:00

1st November – 15th March 10:00 – 16:00

For further information on the science centre contact Birr Castle Gardens reception on EMAIL: reception@birrcastle.com or PHONE: +353 579120336