Edinburgh's oldest attraction, Camera Obscura is a giant Victorian walk-in camera showing a live city panorama. The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history. This unique experience has delighted and intrigued people for over 150 years. It is a 'must' on any visit to Edinburgh. From inside this mysterious Victorian rooftop chamber, you see live moving images of Edinburgh projected onto a viewing table through a giant periscope. Pick people up on your hands, squash them to a pulp and even make the traffic climb over paper bridges! The guides will entertain, while telling stories of Edinburgh, past and present, in an engaging and informative way. Visitors are truly amazed at how, in this age of high technology, a simple array of mirror, lenses and daylight can produce this incredible panorama.
Apr-Jun: 0930-1800, July-Sug: 0930-1930, Sep-Oct: 0930-1800, Nov-Mar: 1000-1700