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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

4 star Rating 4/5 (1 review)

  • Two children looking through a large see-through ball at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  • Youngsters pointing at buildings in a round frame at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  • Two people in a square box at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  • A girl on a bridge with a circular optical illusion surrounding her at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  • People playing with the optical illusions at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Get ready for six floors full of interactive and hands-on fun at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

This fascinating way to see the stunning city of Edinburgh and learn about its history will amaze and surprise you! Become a giant as you spy on passers-by in the street below and even pick them up in your hand thanks to the live moving images of the city projected onto a viewing table from a periscope. The Rooftop views are perched high up above the city and give you 360° panoramic views with the help of free high-power telescopes and binoculars.

In Bewilderworld step into a vortex tunnel and see if you can stay on your feet while it spins around you! Catch your shadow and shake it with your hands in the Magic Gallery and in The Puzzling Zone you can watch yourself shrink and grow in the Ames Room and morph into your favourite animal!

A view of the city and of yourself that you’ve never seen before!

  • Giant kaleidoscopes
  • The Light Fantastic Exhibition
  • Learn the history of all the attractions

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Castlehill, 549 Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH1 2ND, Scotland

Contact

Click here to visit Camera Obscura and World of Illusions's website
0131 226 3709

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

July to August

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 21:00

September to October

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 19:00

November to March

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

April to June

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 19:00

Pricing

Adult: £15.00

Student: £13.00

Child (5-15): £11.00

Under 5: Free

Reviews

Such a fun place!

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by JoyfullyAmy . 07.04.17


My husband and I came here after our visit to the Edinburgh Castle. It's right there as you exit the castle so we decided to go in! It was very fun! I loved the illusions and tricks. There is a great range of activities. The stairs are terrible at the beginning because the museum starts on the top floor. So make sure you come physically prepared! We had a great time there and especially loved the last floor! The mirror-maze is brilliant!

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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Edinburgh

4 star Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)


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Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

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