Camera Obscura Museums

Camera Obscura
549 Castlehill


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Enjoy the fascinating Camera Obscura Show, fantastic views of Edinburgh, and three galleries packed full of an amazing range of optical experiences which have been amusing visitors of all ages and nationalities since 1853!

The Camera Obscura show is the essential Edinburgh tour and an excellent start to your visit to the city.

The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history. This unique experience has delighted and intrigued people for over 150 years. It is a 'must' on any visit to Edinburgh.

From inside this mysterious Victorian rooftop chamber, you see live moving images of Edinburgh projected onto a viewing table through a giant periscope. Pick people up on your hands, squash them to a pulp and even make the traffic climb over paper bridges.

Our friendly guide will entertain you while telling stories of Edinburgh, past and present, in an engaging and informative way. Our visitors are truly amazed at how, in this age of high technology, a simple array of mirror, lenses and daylight can produce this incredible panorama.

Experiencing the Camera Obscura is like stepping back in time!

Attraction Details

VenueCamera Obscura
Address549 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2ND
Opening timesN/a
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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