Eye Spy Edinburgh
Eye Spy Edinburgh – think you’ve seen Edinburgh from every angle? Think again. Same city. Different vantage point. Discover Victorian and 3D cityscapes alongside our View Cams, powerful modern cameras showcasing the city in real time.
Get interactive and use our cameras and mirrors to view yourself and the world around you in a new way. You can zoom in on the very small with our marvellous microscopes, or use our powerful cameras to enjoy views of the whole of Edinburgh and far beyond. Once you travel through the Infinity Corridor you’ll find a fascinating display of photos of old Edinburgh, showing what life was like when the Camera Obscura first opened in the 1850s, a fascinating insight into how the city has changed.
Our Thermal Camera offers you the chance to see just how hot, or cold you are. Eye Spy Edinburgh also houses the Singing Cats, and other wonderfully detailed automata. Make sure to see your reflection in the Victorian bendy mirrors, which are almost impossible to look at without laughing. There are also lots of tricky optical illusions to keep you on your toes. The Hidden Tiger is always a favourite – can you spot it in the picture? Come visit Eye Spy Edinburgh for the answer!