Fantastic news! Camera Obscura & World of Illusions will be the first indoor visitor attraction in Edinburgh to open on Wednesday 15 July 10am.
At Camera Obscura safety comes first, closely followed by fun! With many of us having spent the past few months at home, this is the perfect opportunity to explore your city and make special memories with loved ones. We're offering you the chance to experience and take part in over 100 illusions as well as a breath of fresh air on the magnificent Rooftop Terrace, which offers the most spectacular views of Edinburgh.
You will also receive 10% off entry prices until October. This is to reflect the new visitor experience in place to maintain the highest standards of health and safety. We also hope this will encourage those of you who’ve never been, or haven’t visited for a while, to come and try us out.
Andrew Johnson, General Manager of Camera Obscura & World of Illusions said:
“We are very excited to be welcoming visitors back from Wednesday. Our team have been hard at work getting the attraction ready and we’re confident visitors of all ages will have a great time and be able to experience all our amazing exhibits on a new one-way route. The past few months have been difficult for everyone and we’re looking forward to offering an uplifting, fun and joyful experience. With entry numbers significantly reduced, this is the perfect time to visit – without the usual crowds.”
We're a VisitScotland 5-star rated and Good to Go certified attraction and have installed a wide range of safety measures to protect you and our team, all in-keeping with the Scottish Governments COVID-19 framework and advice. These include:
• social distancing throughout the attraction
• reduced capacity
• pre-booked timed entry and online booking
• new one-way system
• signage, screens and floor markings
• masks recommended to be worn by visitors
• visors and masks will be worn by all staff
• hand sanitiser stations at every exhibition entry and exit
• contactless payment preferred
• superior cleaning regime of surfaces and touch points
• antiviral ‘fogging’ overnight
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions will be open from Wednesday 15 July 10am and then each day after 10am-7pm. Booking in advance online is recommended to get your preferred entry date and time.
Reduced entry prices are:
• Adult £14.85
• Senior £13.05
• Student £13.05
• Child 5-15 years £11.25
• Child 0-5 Free
You can also read our full health and safety information and popular frequently asked questions on our Coronavirus Update page.
Please note that the demonstration of the Camera Obscura will not be taking place at this time. We are renovating the room and installing a new high power/rapid air-change ventilation system to make the space safe for visitors.