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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Entrance Ticket provided by Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Entrance Ticket
Booking a timed admission slot online is preferred. A one way route throughout the attraction will be in place.
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Updated 10/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Avoid being stuck in long ticket lines at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions by securing entry and pre-booking your admission in advance. This exciting attraction has five floors and over 150 hands-on exhibits to discover. Explore illusions, tricks, puzzles, giant kaleidoscopes, 3D images, and even a magical mirror maze.
Highlights
  • Secure your entry in advance to Camera Obscura and World of Illusion
  • Bypass the long lines of people waiting to buy tickets at the door
  • Find out what the Victorian version of virtual reality was 150 years ago
  • Lots to see—explore over 150 different exhibits
Important Information
Duration
2–4 hours
Inclusions
  • Admission Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible - this attraction is within a six-story building which is listed and therefore cannot have a lift installed.
  • Children under the age of 5 go free
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Party sizes / groups of over 9 visitors may have to wait to gain entry or be asked to return at a quieter time. If you are a group of 9 or more, please contact directly to book.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Soozid wrote a review Dec 2020
10 contributions24 helpful votes
Firstly we had booked in advance. Upon arrival staff were friendly and explained the one way system and measures in place (covid). The displays were amazing, something different and suitable for all ages. Staff were present on each floor and sanitise stations throughout. Certain
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Response from ClaireCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Entrance Ticket
Responded 5 Jan 2021
Hello and thank you for this amazing review. We're so pleased to hear you had a brilliant time and our team, especially Christine, were able to help you have a memorable and fun visit. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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Tom wrote a review Dec 2020
7 contributions7 helpful votes
If you are looking for the best place to propose to your girlfriend, this is the place. This building has some of the most attracting illusions and one of the best views of Edinburgh, so that’s where I did it, and she said YES!!!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Entrance Ticket
Responded 24 Dec 2020
Hi Tom, thank you for sharing this wonderful news, congratulations! Thank you for choosing our attraction for such an important moment, we hope that it will be a magical, memorable day for you both and that you'll continue to re-visit us over the years. With warmest wishes, the Camera Obscura team.
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the wee food blogger wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
A great day out for all ages! Brilliant sensory for little ones and fun even for teenagers!!! From ten months to 49 years!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from ClaireCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Entrance Ticket
Responded 15 Dec 2020
Hello, and thank you for this amazing review. We are delighted to hear all the family have fun, with over 100 interactive exhibits, we really do have something for all ages to enjoy. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon.
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CobaltBlue wrote a review Dec 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom10 contributions10 helpful votes
I visited Camera Obscura with my partner in November and we both had a really good time. There are multiple floors to explore and lots of different illusions to indulge in. I would say it is a little small but otherwise we had a great day. Definitely recommend for families with
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Response from ClaireCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Entrance Ticket
Responded 3 Dec 2020
Hello and thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and all our illusions, with over 100 interactive exhibits and five floors, including our outdoor Rooftop Terrace, we've something for everyone. Thank you for visiting and we hope you'll visit again in the future.
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Jade G wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited yesterday 20th with my son and partner and what an experience we had. My son has additional support needs and when we arrived a lovely lady who’s name I have sadly forgot greeted us with the biggest happiest smile, she made us feel so comfortable and not like my son was
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from ClaireCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Entrance Ticket
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Hi Jade, Dawn and Lewis, thank you for this amazing review. We're so pleased to hear you had so much fun and our team made you feel safe and welcome. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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rorom623
rorom623
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Good experience, fairly expensive though
Good experience with several floors. Staff were friendly and relatively effective one way system in place. The spin
alasdairthomson98
alasdairthomson98
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Good experience
Staff were friendly and helpful. A member of staff by the name of Jamie was particularly knowledgeable and kind. T
NIKKKKKIII7
NIKKKKKIII7
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Great Experience
We had a very fun experience, lots to do and from the top you get a very beautiful view of Edinburgh castle and rig
abjwk
abjwk
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great fun!
love it here, the illusions are amazing and the view from the rooftop is superb. Wish it was a bit cheaper and had
Kmor91
Kmor91
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Amazing experience
We visited on 28/11/20 and it was absolutely amazing! I hadn't been in a few years and it's better than I remember
122alicjaw
122alicjaw
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Great place to visit!
Been there again after couple of years and liked it even more! Fantastic experience for big and small😁 Highly reco
teo-gn-22
teo-gn-22
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Worth every moment
Visited amidst distancing restrictions of 2020, and although a one-way system was mandated every part of the buildi
Rhl13_13
Rhl13_13
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Can't wait to return!
Absolutely loved this and cannot wait to return. Reasonable prices for the time y9u spent there and the different l
CatrinaReviews
CatrinaReviews
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Always a fun experience
The Camera Obscura restaurant is such a fun place to visit when you're in Edinburgh. We've visited countless times
AlexAchucarro
AlexAchucarro
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Brilliant place even with the obscura closed
I booked to do this especially to see the Camera Obscura but sadly it was closed due to the small space: the polit
hotelpapa1
hotelpapa1
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Good all weather attraction.
A must do visit with young children when visiting Edinburgh. However it is suitable for all ages. Clean and plenty
jeremy_hartigan
jeremy_hartigan
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Disappointed
Evie myself and the kids booked to visit the Camera Obscura on our Edinburgh break Sadly with cofid it’s one of t
Alok S
Alok S
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Brilliant interactive and informative - dog friendly
Having visited pre- coronavirus the family was a little nervous. Having visited several other attractions in Edinbu
melaniegR491BK
melaniegR491BK
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Brilliant day out
Had a really good visit, thoroughly enjoyed by us all and would definitely recommend :-) Wasn't sure if the 15 yea
Graham_mcc_1957
Graham_mcc_1957
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Amazing
2 hours passed too quickly. Excellent visuals, helpful staff and very Covid aware. Felt safe during our visit
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