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Bidston Observatory Wirral Heritage Open Days

10 September @ 11:00 am - 17 September @ 2:45 pm

Free Guided Tours of Bidston Observatory

Now a not-for-profit Artistic Research Centre, Bidston Observatory began its life in Astronomical research, determining longitude at the site. From there, work at Bidston Observatory has passed through many phases of Natural Earth Science research, including Meteorology and Oceanography.

In this guided tour, you will hear the history of the building as you pass through many of the rooms – from the domes to the sub basement. The small team running the Artistic Research Centre will be giving bookable tours during Wirral Heritage Open Days, for up to 25 people per tour. The duration of tour is approximately 45 minutes.

Donations welcome on the day!


  • Saturday 10th September 2022 : 12:00
  • Saturday 10th September 2022: 13:00
  • Sunday 11th September 2022 : 12:00
  • Sunday 11th September 2022: 13:00
  • Saturday 17th September 2022 : 12:00
  • Saturday 17th September 2022: 13:00
  • Saturday 17th September 2022: 14:00

Booking is essential.

Please note: Accessing the whole building includes some uneven floors and many stairs. Unfortunately there is limited disabled access; however for people who use chairs, or have limited mobility, the ground floor is accessible. All bodies are welcome to join.


10 September @ 11:00 am
17 September @ 2:45 pm


Bidston Observatory Artistic Research Centre
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Bidston Observatory
Wilding Way, Birkenhead, CH43 7RA
Birkenhead, CH43 7RA GB
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