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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Castlehill The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND Scotland

    World of Illusions:
    As you weave your way through our World of Illusions, remember one important rule: nothing here is what it seems.
    Venture into five floors full of things you’ve probably never seen before. A swirling light vortex that can sweep you off your feet. A maze made of mirrors. A chance to swap noses with a friend. It’s all here.
    Camera Obscura show:
    A dark room. A large table. A beam of light. When you walk into our special rooftop chamber, things seem pretty straightforward. But wait. An image of Edinburgh appears on the table. The narrow closes of the Old Town. The sophisticated crescents of the New Town. What happens next is like nothing you’ve seen before.
    There are no projectors here – just clever Victorians with technology that brought moving pictures to the people of Edinburgh, long before cinema was invented. Watch as your guide leads you on a fascinating adventure through (and over) this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    The people you can see are real – and are walking down Edinburgh’s streets at this very moment. Scoop them up. Squash them. Build bridges for them to drive over – all without leaving the room. This is the original virtual reality, Victorian style.
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    All reviews vortex tunnel great fun no lift optical illusion roof terrace five floors come back later interactive stuff different theme brad pitt mind bending amazing attraction mirror room climb the stairs don't remember his name fun activity lots of interesting things
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This museum is out of the ordinary. It offers hands on activities as well as visual fun! I highly recommend. It is on six different floors so you want to make sure everyone in your party is able to comfortably walk stairs. We loved the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank colorsurround
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We started with the impressive camera obscura. But also the other floors are great. Nice time for every age.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Vermivorouz
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We had a great time. Discovered a lot of new things. Good option for rainy days, but not only. Don't forget to visit the tower. Amazing view and competent & funny explanation.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank S0ranaG
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We enjoyed this visit-my son,20,loved electrocuting his sisters! Not sure its for under tens but fun with teenagers. You can revisit with your ticket all day and as its at centre of Edinburgh tourest area this might explain the costs

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank lorraine e m
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We thought we might spend 30 minutes here, ended up spending two hours and our son still did not want to leave. Fascinating for adults as well!More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank stmalone
    TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    That’s excellent you had such a good time with us. We agree, there is plenty to fill two hours at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions with over 100 illusions to enjoy! Thank you for your five-star recommendation and we hope you’ll visit us again...More

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    164melius
    22 May 2019|
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    Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
    Hi. We are open every day throughout the year (apart from Christmas Day) and tickets are always available to purchase at the door. We look forward to seeing you in September.
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    Falguni S
    18 May 2019|
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    Response from TonyCameraObscura | Property representative |
    Hi. Yes we are open every day in July from 9am-10pm. We look forward to welcoming you then.
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