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Camera Obscura

Douglas Head, Douglas
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A Beautifully Restored Victorian Relic

As it is only open at weekends you must time your visit well. However, it is a fascinating living... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian B
Cumbria Lake District.
Finest Camera Obscura

This is a very unusual Camera Obscura which was designed with 12 lenses although only 11 are now... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As it is only open at weekends you must time your visit well. However, it is a fascinating living and breathing museum set in a delightful location set over the harbour on Douglas Head.. The pride that the volunteers have in this restored attraction is...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unusual Camera Obscura which was designed with 12 lenses although only 11 are now working.The Curators are very welcoming and informative and must be admired for their voluntary contribution. Although a little out of the way if you don't have transport...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't expect to find the Camara Obscura open when you turn up! I think it is only open half a day Saturday and/or Sunday..but then it says on the outside it is run by volunteers so that is why!

Thank chrisecart
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Although tiny and only open in the afternoons at weekends, this was an unusual place. Only £1 for seniors and we could watch the wind blowing the grasses and the waves bobbing up outside without getting cold or wet. A credit to the volunteers who...More

Thank dragonara2
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is an amazing little place to visit, the first moving pictures......it is great condition and worth going to see.

Thank Hilary H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Drove up here and had a very interesting chat with a local gentleman who could tell us a lot about the history of the area. There are lots of benches with commemorative plaques on them and a large area for picnics and barbecues. View overlooked...More

Thank ScotlandHattie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Lovely relic of past times, well maintained by locals who are always happy to chat and great sources of local info about other attractions and places to eat. The obscura is just off the lovely, scenic coastal walk to Port Soderick.

Thank PW24
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Limited opening, but well worth a visit if its open and the weather is sunny! The light is allowed in through openings in the roof which reflect the views from outside to be reflected onto white surfaces in the darkened room within! a full 360...More

Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 16 April 2017

lots of ppl having their lunch break at this nearby Douglas area, 5 minute walk from town center, from town center after cross the bridge and walk all the way left

Thank IOMSiang
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you are looking for a very unique experience when in Douglas take the time to go up to Douglas Head. The panorama views of Douglas are amazing with a lovely park and the home of the the Great Union Camera Obscura. It is open...More

Thank Travelwithwendy
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