Housed in an iconic Cork landmark dating back to 1582, a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork includes entry to Journeys of Exploration and Cosmos at the Castle. 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 is an award-winning exhibition showing 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 and includes a Planetarium Show. Open 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm.