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Camera Obscura Show - explore...
The Camera Obscura show is the essential Edinburgh tour and an excellent start to your visit to the city.
Camera Obscura Show - explore...
Rooftop Experience - explore...
Don’t miss our unrivalled, breathtaking views of the city and its surrounding areas.
Rooftop Experience - explore...
World of Illusions - explore...
Enter a world where seeing is NOT believing and enjoy yourself with our hands on exhibitions.
World of Illusions - explore...
Magic Gallery - explore...
On this floor you will interact with incredible things like floating sweets, Victorian bendy mirrors & fish that swim on the floor.
Magic Gallery - explore...
Light Fantastic - explore...
Be dazzled by our spectacular collection of 3D holograms.
Light Fantastic - explore...
Edinburgh Vision - explore...
Turn your world upside down inside a giant pinhole camera, experience Edinburgh in 3D and go through a tunnel of never ending stars!
Edinburgh Vision - explore...
What's New...
We have doubled our floor space and have installed even more hands on exhibits to surprise and delight you......
What's New???
 

Enjoy the fascinating Camera Obscura Show, fantastic views of Edinburgh, and five floors packed full of an amazing range of optical experiences which have been amusing visitors of all ages and nationalities since 1853!
Where we are...
Click here to view a map and directions to Camera Obscura.

 
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• A personal highlight was visiting the Camera Obscura up by the castle: well well worth a visit and the finest I’ve seen.
  Derren Brown (illusionist)

• “For both an original and highly enjoyable date in Edinburgh, we highly recommend a visit to the Camera Obscura. There’s a marvellous museum full of illusions and optical tricks, as well as breathtaking views of the city from the Camera Obscura itself. You’re sure to impress your date with a trip here. match.com
  Match.com

• One of best family attractions Edinburgh has to offer!
  Visitor Survey

• Since the last time I came there were new things to see and do which was brilliant! Loved it as always, and the friends I brought with me couldn't get enough of it!
  Visitor Survey

• The idea that you can take a break midway through and come back is also a super idea! Love the all day ticket.
  Visitor Survey

• The visit was brilliant fun (especially the vortex at the end!) and I spent most of my visit (and sometime after) with a big grin on my face. And as I am not a cheery person, that was some achievement!
  Visitor Survey

• Fun, interactive exhibits! Even by myself, I was still laughing out loud and having fun!Staff around me were very kind, as well, and offered to take pictures for me.
  Visitor Survey

• It was fantastic, great fun for all ages, wish we had gone before, I always thought it was just a tower with a camera at the top to look out over Edinburgh, how wrong was I, it was amazing!
  Visitor Survey

• The Camera Obscura is home to some of the finest views of the city and also a whole range of extraordinary optical illusions. This is a real cutting edge experience.
  Simon Calder, Travel Editor, The Independent

             
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