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School & Language Groups

Check our Primary Schools and Language Schools pages to find more about your visit.

Special Interest Groups

The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions makes a perfect venue for groups with a special area of interest. Whether you are photography or art students trying to capture the beautiful views from our rooftop, or science students wanting to experiment with our intricate exhibitions, there is something for everybody.
Maybe you would like to mark a special occasion, launch a new product, or even hunt for ghosts. Let us know about your ideas and we will be delighted to help you plan your visit.

For further information, or to make a booking, please contact us on:

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - Next to the Castle
The Royal Mile

Tel: 0131 226 3709
Fax: 0131 225 4239 for group bookings

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  What visitors thought
  Absolutely loved it all. Lots to keep the kids amused. Fabulous day out. Well done.
k Sinclair, Fife

Very interesting and very educational
Stuart & Caroline Leatham, York

Very interactive and hands on, for children especially. Show- also informative. Thouroughly enjoyed visual view of whole city- able to spot where they had been .
2nd & 5th Oban Brownies

This was a wonderful educational exhibition. Thank you
Catalina Agyepong

Excellent- just the right level for our 6 & 8 year old. Very informative.
the Henderson family, Kelso

I thought that it was great that all the exhibits were pretty much hands on. I think this is the best way to learn - as a child or an adult. I found the whole experience entertaining as well as educational.
Visitor Survey

My son loved it! We learnt a lot of new things about Edinburgh's history.
Visitor Survey

Very visual experience which was informative, educational and entertaining. The children really enjoyed the interactive displays which were easy to understand and relate to.
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I loved the collection of visual illusions. I teach some of these to undergraduate psychology students but this is the first time I've seen so many in one place.
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The whole visit was excellent - every year when I bring nearly 50 13 year girls , it is welcoming and exciting - they are always thrilled by it all. We spend around 2 hours there, and they could still spend more time. All I could hear from around the building was "Wow that's so cool!" High praise indeed!
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