A museum world of illusions. 500m southwest from Waverley station, beside the castle. 10 minutes’ walk
Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, established in 1835. One of the cities most loved attractions offers guests a magical world of illusions.
Camera Obscura has been voted VisitScotland's top accolade of 5 star visitor attraction for the 10th year in a row.
See a mixture of history and modern marvels and test your brain against mind-bending illusions all under one roof. A stones throw from Edinburgh Castle, Camera Obscura is extremely easy to find and highly recommended for visitors touring the Old Town, Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile.
Five floors of fascinating hands on exhibits, that are fun for all ages. Using Victorian technology you can view the whole of Edinburgh live, with real people, without even having to leave the building.
Why not head to the rooftop terrace where you can fest your eyes on a panoramic view of Edinburgh's most loved attractions: The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Scots Monument, Princes Street Gardens and the Firth of Forth to name a few.
Some of the attractions you can experience are detailed below:
Magic Gallery - everything here will blow your mind from electrifying experiments to mind boggling illusions.
Light Fantastic - Gaze in wonder at how the pictures can make you appear to grow, stretch and shrink.
Eye Spy Edinburgh - Using Victorian technology you can view the whole of Edinburgh live, with real people, without even having to leave the building.
Bewilderworld - these are the biggest and best illusions that Camera Obscura has to offer. Tip - Save this mind blowing experience for last.
One of the upcoming events for young children not to be missed is the Teeny Tiny toddler Fest 7 -11 January 2019.
When the big kids have gone back to school after the Xmas break why not take your youngsters to a variety of fun filled workshops and activities centred around outer space and aliens. 5 full days of activities aimed athlete under 5's.
Book your tickets through eventbrite or in person at the admissions desk at Camera Obscura.
An Aladdin's cave filled with illusions, tricks, puzzles, hands-on experiences, unbelievable effects and the best rooftop views of the city.
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