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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum, lots of mind blowing fun. Good for all ages and well worth the money. Staff were lovely too and as we arrived when it was dark we gave another free entry ticket to see the camera in daylight

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jodieholmes
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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jodie, thank you for your five-star review. It’s fantastic to hear how much fun you had during your visit and that our staff were lovely, we’ll be sure to pass on your kind words. We hope you made use of your re-entry ticket and got to see the Camera Obscura the next day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great laugh and informative exhibition. Be super for kids and us adults with a child still within us. The actual Camera Obscure was really good and the lad explaining it was very good. Day was a bit overcast for us but still got good views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mackem73
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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had a super time and enjoyed discovering your inner child, we really do have something to keep all ages entertained. Thank you for stopping by and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was like a kid again. We had such a laugh. Would highly recommend to kids of all ages!

Follow their instructions. Start from the top and your your way down through sonmajy crazy floors!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Trist-and-Ria
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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It looks like you had a wonderful visit, your photos are fantastic! Thanks for your kind recommendation, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon for some more crazy illusion fun.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made for a very nice and fun afternoon with the family, great exhibits. Marked down because of the price, its very expensive for what it is.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stewart3264
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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We’re thrilled to hear that all the family enjoyed themselves! Our admission price does include an All-Day Ticket meaning you can leave and re-enter as often as you like until close, which we think is great value for money. We’re constantly updating our five floors of hands-on illusions, so would love to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Camera Obscura started with time on the roof balcony where we could take photos of the surroundings. We then had a show using a special lens to give a live tour into the different attractions of Edinburgh - amazing that it was live! It was getting dark when we were shown this so I would recommend going earlier for better views. I can't remember the name of our host but she was lovely, very witty and we thoroughly enjoyed the show.
We then worked our way down through the various floors and sections of Camera Obscura - everything was amazing, and nothing left us disappointed. The creativity and uniqueness of this place is undeniable.
Only downfall was that we were a group of two so sometimes hard to take photos together in front of different illusions, so ideally it works better with another person. Nonetheless, it was one highlights of our trip and we loved every minute.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnonymousIrish
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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit. As you mention the Camera Obscura itself does rely on natural daylight so is best enjoyed before late afternoon, although the live sunset image can be spectacular! We’ll be sure to pass on your kind feedback to our staff and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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