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All reviews all ages vortex tunnel great fun no lift five floors couple of hours kids and adults few hours a lot of fun interactive exhibits any age whole family rainy day great attraction edinburgh castle royal mile mirror
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would recommend a visit here , especially if the weather is rubbish! Appeals to all ages, and we liked that once you've queued and paid to go in you get a stamp so can come and go as you wish during the day.
Maybe give the vortex tunnel on the second floor a miss if you suffer from motion sickness... I thought I was going to puke afterwards!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, and thank you for your five-star recommendation. With over 100 interactive exhibits we really do have something to appeal to all ages. We hope that you have recovered from the Vortex Tunnel, it really does mess with your senses! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is very fun and interactive. Great place very busy but we got quickly through the que. We all had our suitcases with us and we were delighted that they had a room that was locked so we could put them in there. The girl who should us the camera obscure was very funny and friendly I think her name was Beth but not sure. All staff were very helpful and friendly too.

Date of experience: January 2019
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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Marian and thank you for your five-star review. It’s amazing to hear you had an excellent time discovering all of our interactive and hands-on exhibits. We agree, Beth does a fantastic job, as do all of our team, and we’ll be sure to let them know your kind words. Thank you for visiting and we hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here on the 9th February and had such a laugh.
We started at the top of the building with a view of Edinburgh, then worked our way down :)
It's reasonably priced and is great that you can leave and come back at anytime that day.
It was pretty quiet when we went so we managed to have a go at everything.
Great for all ages!

Date of experience: February 2019
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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, and thank you for leaving us such an amazing review. We are delighted to hear you had great fun and lots of laughs along the way. Our rooftop views are spectacular, we hope you got lots of photographs. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic attraction for young and old alike ... our guide Holly was excellent and informative and her love for her job was infectious!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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TonyCameraObscura, Manager at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What a fantastic review, thank you! We are so pleased to hear you had a great day and that Holly made your visit excellent. We’ll be sure to pass along your kind words and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited there was such a long queue, however this is just a sign of how good it was. We started from the top and worked our way down (there is no set way and you can wander through the floors at your on pace) The views from the top floor are amazing, could see right out across Edinburgh. Each floor was full with different things that baffled and amazed me. There was plenty of opportunities for photos. It is a 2 minute walk from the castle and shops, so ideal for an afternoon out.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 leaving us such a fantastic review. It’s great to hear you enjoyed all five-floors of exhibits, and we hope you got some excellent photos from our Rooftop Terrace. We’re open every day until late, so lots of opportunities to visit during a day out in the city. Thanks for visiting and we hope you’ll come back soon.

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