History and Heritage


The Armagh Observatory has an important function to promote, preserve, and widen access to its library, archives and museum collection, which represents a very significant component of Northern Ireland’s scientific heritage.

This History and Heritage section gives access to both the collections database and the reference Library database, and you will find reference material on all collections, on the history of the Observatory and its architecture, and on prominent staff. From here you can make a virtual visit to the Observatory and the Grounds.

Please use the buttons in the History and Heritage menu on the left to link to relevant pages.

Last Revised: 2013 June 28th