Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

Kids at Camera Obscura

Venture through five floors jam-packed with over 100 illusions.

A swirling light vortex; a maze of mirrors; a chance to swap noses with a friend; see yourself grow, shrink and stretch; play i-spy with our city viewcams; and mess with your mind with brilliant visual effects.

Step outside onto our Rooftop Terrace and enjoy the best 360⁰ views of Edinburgh, an unbeatable vantage point for the most breath-taking photographs. Get even closer with our range of telescopes and binoculars, all free to use.
Open every day until late.

Get your offer - one free child admission

Show a valid Kids for a Quid train ticket to get one free child entry when you visit and purchase a full price, standard adult admission. To pre-book online, please enter the code ScotRailKids40 at checkout, and show your Kids for a Quid ticket when you visit.

Find out more about Kids for a Quid

Terms & Conditions

  • This offer is valid for bookings before 11am or after 6pm throughout the year.
  • Not valid with any other offer.
  • Call 0131 226 3709 to book or walk-up accepted (availability depending).


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