Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh

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#1 of 161 in Childrens Museums in United Kingdom
Observation Deck · Science Museum
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For a weirdly wonderful and unique view of Edinburgh, head to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. The camera obscura itself sits in the roof and features a set of mirrors and lenses that project moving images of the city onto a screen. You'll be able to pick up projected pedestrians in your hands and redirect traffic over paper bridges. The guide narrates an entertaining history of Edinburgh while you experiment. Throughout the rest of the building, you can observe and play with all sorts of other optical tricks. Your entrance fee enables you to come and go as you want throughout the day, and you can return the next day for free if there more exhibits you want to see. Put Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and other Edinburgh attractions into our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Top Tip…..Allow plenty of time to enjoy this amazing, mind blowing experience. We were in there over two hours and we should have allowed more time. Great fun for young and old. Fun loving and very... 
    Top Tip…..Allow plenty of time to enjoy this amazing, mind blowing experience. We were in there over two hours and we should have allowed more time. Great fun for young and old. Fun loving and very...  more »
  • Fun little trip to do in the day with friends or couples. £19 for a ticket and your there for around 2 hours. Interesting and would recommend. Especially on a rainy day! 
    Fun little trip to do in the day with friends or couples. £19 for a ticket and your there for around 2 hours. Interesting and would recommend. Especially on a rainy day!  more »
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  • It was really fun and exciting. Great place to take kids with you. I enjoyed it a lot and so did the kids, loads of lights and things to interact with. The rooftop view is incredible! Even though it was a bit windy and foggy it was an amazing view. One place that everyone MUST visit
  • Do you have children? Bring them here!! Oh man this place is awesome and full of happiness. My wife and I are in our 30's and we enjoyed every attraction here. The spinning vortex was mesmerizing. Charlotte gave us a presentation at the top of the attraction and she was very good and provided plenty of information. Prices are reasonable, £19 a person.

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