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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - Tickets

Valid all day

Why do everything in one go? Your ticket is valid all day. So leave for lunch, coffee or your evening meal – we offer you discounts at several nearby cafes and restaurants. Explore the local area, maybe even go to a show. Then come back to see all the things you missed - or revisit your favourites.

Tickets are available on the day you visit, direct from our admission desk.

Individual prices

Student (with ID):£14.00
Child (5–15 years):£12.00
Under 5s:Free
Carers of visitors with disabilities go free. Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. An adult qualifies as anyone aged 16 years and over. 

We’re open late.
Because you won’t want to leave.

Current Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday9.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday9.00am – 10.00pm

Seasonal Opening Hours

August:Every day 9.00am - 10.00pm
Sept – Oct:Sunday - Friday 9.30am – 8.00pm, Saturday 9.30am - 9.00pm
Nov – Mar:Monday - Thursday 9.30am – 7.00pm, Friday & Sunday 9.30am-8pm, Saturday 9.30am-9pm (Closed 25th Dec)
10 - 20 Apr:Every day 9.00am - 10.00pm
Apr – Jun:Sunday - Friday 9.30am – 8.00pm, Saturday 9.30am-9pm
July:Every day 9.00am – 10.00pm

School Holidays

28 Jun - 2 Sept:Every day 9.00am - 10.00pm
4 - 11 Oct:Sunday - Friday 9.00am-9.00pm, Saturday 9.00am-10.00pm
12 Oct - 3 Nov:Every day 9.00am - 10.00pm
13 - 23 Dec:Every day 9.00am - 9.00pm
24 Dec:9.00am - 7.00pm
25 Dec: Closed
26 Dec:10.00am - 9.00pm
1 Jan:10.00am - 9.00pm
2 - 6 Jan:Every day 9am - 9.00pm
8 - 23 Feb:Every day 9.00am - 9.00pm
28 Mar - 9 Apr: Every day 9.00am – 9.00pm
10 - 20 Apr:Every day 9.00am - 10.00pm

When is the best time to visit?

That’s easy: first thing in the morning or later in the evening. This is when Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is at its quietest and the rooftop views are the most impressive. Why not map out the rest of your day from the top of the tower, watch the sun go down or see the city lit up after dark, it really is spectacular!  

Give yourself at least two hours for your visit. You’ll need it.  

Attraction opening times

Our World of Illusions is open all day, and well into the evening. Take as long as you like exploring every curious corner, and remember your ticket is valid all-day, so you can return at quieter times. 

The last Camera Obscura show of the day starts 30 minutes before sunset. Be quick – it can sell out well in advance. If you’d like to see it, arrive early. We’ll confirm your showtime when you buy your ticket.