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Welcome to the oldest visitor attraction in Edinburgh, delighting visitors since 1835.

An Aladdin's cave filled with illusions, tricks, puzzles, hands-on experiences, unbelievable effects and the best rooftop views of the city.

If you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions should be on your list! 

Current Opening Hours

Mon–Thu:9.30am – 7.00pm
Fri:9.30am – 8.00pm
Sat:9.30am – 9.00pm
Sun:9.30am – 8.00pm

tripadvisor®

Amazing!!

Such a quirky museum! I went with just myself and my partner and being 21 years of age we absolutely loved it - so much fun.

Amazing Place

Wow what a interesting day. So many unique things to learn.