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very good views.

A long walk if you do not have your own transport, but well worth a visit if you can make it up the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dorothy k
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Douglas Camera obscura

Victorian curiosity perfectly preserved, shows 360 views of the surrounding area, using only lenses... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
David S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A long walk if you do not have your own transport, but well worth a visit if you can make it up the hill.

Thank dorothy k
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to visit for many years but not normally on the island when its open - weekends and bank holidays. There is a very small admission fee. Finally went today and even though Manannan's cloak was over Douglas Bay there were still great...More

1  Thank VoirreyHR
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Run by volunteers this Victorian attraction is open at weekends check on line before visiting. If you cross the swing bridge in Douglas and turn left towards the port you come to a set of steps which lead up to the camera obscura. The obscura...More

2  Thank bantickr
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Fab Victoriana, try to go when there are boats in harbour as you see them moving and its fun! It will take you all of 10 minutes to walk round and there is parking nearby. Just a lovely quaint trip back to yesteryear

2  Thank Splosh27
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Heard about this place before coming and decided to check it out. Despite the poor weather, the view did not disappoint ! Very easy to reach and would highly recommend it to all

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Quite brilliant piece of Victorian ingenuity. One suspects this is why it is maintained to impeccable standards by a group of local enthusiasts. Will today's Generation iGadget get what on earth is going on?

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Victorian curiosity perfectly preserved, shows 360 views of the surrounding area, using only lenses and natural light, no technology or electricity is used.

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I want you to check the opening times before you go because I walked all the way from the town (about 15 minutes), in the rain, and it was closed. I had read one of the tourist leaflets which gave the opening times and it...More

Thank Tiish
Reviewed 27 October 2017

After finding out before our trip that the Obscura was closed for the season, my son was very disappointed. A keen photographer and fanatic of unusual architecture. I contacted them directly on the off chance that someone may be working up there, and to my...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Slightly disappointing once you're in there as it only takes about 10 minutes (ample time) to view everything but it's interesting to see how they used to view pictures in the olden days. The fabulous thing is the passion that the volunteers have about this...More

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Response from dragonara2 | Reviewed this property |
It is only open at the weekends from 2pm till 4pm