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A little gem, hidden in plain sight!

My other half grew up on the island and the last few times we've been over, I asked what the green... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2016
MelJCoton
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
Am I missing something?

I really don't get this. It looks attractive from the outside, but I really don't see the point of... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
300andrew
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

My other half grew up on the island and the last few times we've been over, I asked what the green thing is on Dougie head near to the lighthouse. I looked it up myself to learn it is a Victorian attraction where by mirrors...More

2  Thank MelJCoton
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I really don't get this. It looks attractive from the outside, but I really don't see the point of standing in the dark, looking at really poor images of the bay, when one can simply stand outside in the sunshine and see it properly.

Thank 300andrew
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

A quirky little piece of history unchanged in 30 years for only £2 you can see a victorian attraction and see some great views of douglas

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I have seen camera obscuras in a couple of places in Scotland and they are always going to see. This particular one has a series of fixed views showing Douglas Bay at various angles.

Thank mattsw1
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The last time I visited this was in the 1970's. A miracle of victorian engineering, especially if you have your family or friends outside waving at the optics. Very friendly and informative volunteers.

1  Thank alisongawne
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Situated on the hill overlooking Douglas, it is worth coming up here for the external views before entering the Camera Obscura. Once inside it takes a while for your eyes to adjust to the darkness where panels separate the views from each aperture. At the...More

1  Thank AlfieHall
Reviewed 10 September 2015

One of the smallest jewels in the Manx Heritage crown. There aren't many Cameras Obscura left. Most have a single rotating lens with a swivel mechanism and project onto a circular convex screen This has 7 lenses each projecting on to a flat screen. An...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Great views from here but you need a car to get there or else it is a really long climb from the bottom. No public transport.

1  Thank ysh
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Called here to fill in some time before boarding the ferry and it was worth it. The views are wonderful but guess the weather was on our side. Our 11yr also found it fascinating which is a good sign. Nice end to a lovely bread...More

1  Thank diane L
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A bit of a walk and a climb at Douglas head to visit this attraction, but unfortunately on our day it was closed, which was a big disappointment. It is staffed only by volunteers.

Thank DHM15
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