What to bring with you

  • Ideally your ticket printed out or on your smartphone. if you don't have this, we will still be able to validate your booking at the door with your name and mobile phone no.
  • Warm clothes.The Observatory is located in a remote part of Northumberland and it gets very cold, even in Summer! Do not underestimate how cold you might get – bring your warmest clothing and footwear.
  • For refreshments, the Observatory has a tuck shop selling astronomically themed sugar (Mars Bars, Milky Ways, etc.) as well as our branded clothing and we are able to accept cash or card payments for these items. Just one thing to remember, we make the best hot chocolate you have ever tasted... one not to miss! 
  • An open mind - your imagination is the only limit to what you will discover at Kielder Observatory.