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Foredown Tower

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Very Interesting Place

Check out this old water tower that's now home to Brightons Camera Obscura. The panoramic views... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Matthew P
Family Visit only

This is basically a converted water tower. The steep steps take you up into the inside of the water... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
doug t
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  • Average10%
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13 Oct 2018
“Very Interesting Place”
4 Aug 2018
“Waste of time - it's never open”
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Foredown Road | Portslade, Brighton BN41 2EW, England
+44 1273 415625
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Check out this old water tower that's now home to Brightons Camera Obscura. The panoramic views from the top are amazing and the exhibition shares loads of local history. One for the kids on a clear day.

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Forget all about the advertised hours; it's not open. A friend and I used the advertised opening hours and went across there on Friday 3rd August. It was all locked up and there's a rambling uninformative sign on the gate that seems to say you...More

1  Thank toonoflancing
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Great views, nice staff. Not something to go out of your way to visit, but if you are passing by be sure to pop in.

Thank RyanHarmany
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Foredown Tower in Hangleton is well worth a visit as a place of interest, as it houses one of the only two Camera Obscure in the south of England. Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who, for a very small charge, will give a wonderful demonstration of.this...More

Thank hippyfreddz
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Peter J. Fishenden excelled himself by giving an informative talk and demonstrating the camera Obscura. Highly recommended.

Thank jilliana R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The views from the camera obscure are amazing but I;m pretty sure it is closed now, best check with the council. nice walk from there to devils Dyke or Saddlescoombe.

Thank Material M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is basically a converted water tower. The steep steps take you up into the inside of the water container. It has been converted into an observatory for all about as it is a form of vintage camera. This is fun for young children as...More

Thank doug t
Reviewed 12 September 2016

In a converted water tower of all places. Great views of the Downs and the coast in real life from the top of the tower, and even more views via the camera obscura. Despite all the moving images we see all the time, everyone was...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We came here primarily to see the camera obscura, having just seen one in Spain and suddenly realising we had one on our own doorstop. It is run by volunteers and open on Tuesday's, Thursday's and the last Saturday of the month at 11am, 12...More

2  Thank Thewanderingwinos
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A bit difficult to find but worth it. We went with our children who loved it. Fascinating to see the camera obscura working.

Thank Chris T
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