And now for something completely different


Here at Camera Obscura we love looking at things from different angles and viewpoints, which is why one of our staff members went up to the roof top to get this photograph during the week.

This was taken through our white telescope which came from a Russian Navy ship. Took a fair bit of experimentation with shutter speeds and white balance to get right but the effect is rather nice we reckon.


We’ve had 600 Trip Advisor reviews!

Wow! 600 of you have reviewed us! There have been loads of lovely comments and really useful feedback on how we can improve the experience. We would like to offer a big thank you to anyone who has reviewed us on Trip Advisor. It’s nice to know you enjoy the Camera Obscura & World of Illusions!


Here’s a selection of some of the things you’ve all said:


“What a gem! Went in to shelter from high winds and rain and were absolutely amazed, lots of different puzzles and interactive things to do for all ages and the view from the camera at the top of the building is worth waiting for.”


“I have been here before but quite a few years ago. Really fun things to do and look at and the Camera Obscura presentation is great to see across the whole of Edinburgh. Would definitely recommend a visit.”


“I must say that this experience was one of the best couple of hours I have had in a long time. Brings out the big kid in you!”


“Absolutely amazing and worth every penny of the entrance fee. So many interesting and funny things to do and great fun for all the family – a must see if in Edinburgh”


“Really great place to visit, this is an unusual Scottish visitors attraction, but very worthwhile!”


Again, a MASSIVE thank you everyone!

25 Incredible Optical Illusions

This site has quite a few cool optical illusions, some of which we even have in our exhibitions! Which one is your favourite?

12 Amazing Things In Less Than A Minute

Never been to Camera Obscura & World of Illusions before? Not exactly sure on what we have to offer? Have you always thought “I know about the place and meaning to go but I haven’t gotten round to it yet”? Well this video should give you a quick idea of what we have to offer for you. We did this for the Science Festival last year and features Richard Wiseman and one of our guides playing around with all the exhibits we have!

Our New Blog Site!

Hello everyone!


Welcome to our shiny new blog page where we will be posting any interesting news about Camera Obscura!


To be honest we are fairly new to this whole “blogging” thing but give us time and I’m sure we’ll make this as interesting as we can for all of you to read.


Basically any news about Camera Obscura (i.e. events, new exhibits etc) we’ll post on here, along with any other news we find interesting. Don’t be afraid to give us some inspiration and give us stories of your own, we’d love to hear from you all!


In the meantime, here’s a nice picture from one of our favourite graphic artists, M.C. Escher (naturally)…

Day and Night - MC Escher

Hope to hear from you soon!