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 extremely cold. Do not underestimate how cold you might get – bring your warmest clothing and footwear.
A face covering.
Suitable torches - Red light is ideal for getting around under our exceptionally dark skies, you are also welcome to use any normal torch to help you from the car park to the observatory, all we ask is that you point it downwards so that it doesn't interfere with other guests' night vision
For refreshments, the Observatory has a tuck shop selling astronomically themed sugar (Mars Bars, Milky Ways...) and 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.