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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions tickets

549 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2ND


Vital Information 

  • Incredible views across the whole of Edinburgh from the rooftop tower 
  • Rated #5 of things to do in Edinburgh on TripAdvisor
  • Five-floors of interactive fun
  • Valid 7 days
  • Enjoy mind-bending optical illusions 
  • Suitable for all ages, from babies to grandparents - and under 5s go free!

Mind-boggling optical illusions 

Real-life and technological trickery combine to create a series of over 150 spectacular illusions that will warp your mind. Nothing is what it seems here, from a static walkway that makes you feel like you're spinning to a disorienting mirror maze – you'll be confused and amused in equal measure!

Rated #5 of things to do in Edinburgh on TripAdvisor 

"Definitely recommend as an extra activity to do in Old Town with kids. Lisa was a great presenter and made it very interactive. Best on a somewhat bright day and allow time to explore all five floors." 

"The Camera Obscura looks small and insignificant from the outside, but inside it is packed with fun activities and illusions! You also have a great view of the city at the top." 

"The museum of illusions seems small from the outside, but it is actually very high, so you do get value for your money. Most of all it's a lot of fun. You can also learn a few interesting things. It will probably be the travellers' choice on a rainy day, but it is also worth going when the sun is shining – the quality of your top floor experience will be better!" 

"I would highly recommend this place. So many interesting elements here from the vortex tunnel, to the mirrors and various illusions. One of my favourite places in the city."

What to expect

One evening child or adult ticket to Camera Obscura & World of Illusions


Two adult tickets to Camera Obscura & World of Illusion

- evening tickets valid from 6pm

Small print

Voucher is valid from Mon 8 Oct 2018, 7 days, 8 - 19 Oct: 6pm - 9pm, 20 Oct - 4 Nov 6pm - 10pm; subject to availability.

Please note if you arrive near to closing time you will be granted free return entry the next morning before 11am.

Advance booking not required.

Multiple voucher purchases permitted.

Suitable for all ages; under 5’s go free and ages 5 – 15 years are classed as children.

Voucher does not include a Camera Obscura Show.

Duration approx. 2hrs.

No wheelchair access available.

Please note experience takes place over 6 floors including stairs.

The beginning and end period of a voucher’s validity is always the busiest.

Vouchers can be presented on mobile device or printed for redemption; please show your voucher on arrival.  

Voucher is not exchangeable for cash or valid with any other offers. 

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

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  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • 549 Castlehill, Edinburgh,
    EH1 2ND
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