Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

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About Camera Obscura

Edinburgh offers a plethora of fantastic family days out and one place not to miss is Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

With a whopping five floors and more than 100 hands-on, interactive, mind-boggling exhibits to check out (plus a bonus treat in the form of a roof terrace), there are plenty of things to do to keep all ages entertained.

Can you escape the magical Mirror Maze? Or will the Vortex Tunnel leave you rooted to the spot as you try to walk it without losing your balance? You can even draw pictures with just the light from your phone.

Eye Spy Edinburgh is a great way of seeing the city in a different light, while you can also check out the ticks and illusions in Light Fantastic, before swapping noses with your family or friends. Bizarre!

As well as all the fun and trickery to be immersed in, the rooftop of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions offers impressive, 360-degree panoramic views of Edinburgh, where you can spot top sights including Edinburgh Castle, the Firth of Forth, Royal Mile and even Arthur's Seat.

Helpful Information

There is no parking on the Royal Mile, but local car parks are available.

Baby changing facilities are available on the first floor.

Due to the age of the building, it is listed and, unfortunately, a lift cannot be added, so the exhibits are not wheelchair accessible.

There are a good selection of restaurants nearby.


Siobhan - Glasgow

Kids absolutely loved it and wanted to go back


It was great fun, had a great time here.

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Tel: 0131 226 3709


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