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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

The Camera Obscura is one of Edinburgh’s most unique attractions and gives visitors a completely new way to view the city. Situated at the top of the Royal Mile this is a perfect family attraction sure to keep the kids (and parents!) occupied for hours.

Now with even more hands-on fun for everyone with loads of amazing exhibits. Will you manage to stay on your feet in the Vortex Tunnel? Can you shrink yourself like Alice in Wonderland in the amazing Ames Room?

Don’t miss this Aladdin’s cave filled with illusions, tricks, puzzles, hands-on experiences and unbelievable effects to experience and interact with. Get involved, play, touch everything!

What is it like to pick a person up on your hand or see the city from inside a giant camera? Spot how hot you are on our heat cam, swap heads and noses, turn yourself into a monkey, a baby or even change sex in the Morphing Machine! Spy on the city through powerful telescopes and viewcams.

Fantastic hands-on fun for the whole family. Tickets valid all day. Late opening till 8pm during half-term holidays. Money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your visit.

Opening Times

July – August: Every day 09:00-21:00
September – October: Every day 09:30-19:00
November – March: Every day 10:00-18:00 (Closed 25th December)
April – June: Every day 09:30-19:30

Adult 16 years+: £13.95
Senior/Student With ID: £11.95
Child 5-15 years: £9.95
Under 5s: FREE
Group (10 or more):
Adult: £11.95
Senior/Student: £10.95
Language School: £10.95
Child: £7.95
Child Edin PS £4.75

How to find the Camera Obscura

At the top of the Royal Mile – just before Edinburgh Castle.

Contact Information

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh, EH1 2ND

Tel:0131 226 3709
Fax:0131 225 4239