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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, United Kingdom

From series “15 Unofficial Man-Made Wonders of the World”
Year: 1835.

The Edinburgh museum called The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a place, where miracle means a lot. Here, visitors have an opportunity to see the real inexplicable miracles. The interactive museum shows its visitors an amazing collection of color, light and optical illusions.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, United Kingdom The mirror maze, in which everyone will be able to experience a so-called inner compass, attracts great interest. The swirling colored tube is visited by only the bravest people, confident in their vestibular apparatus. In the mysterious rooms visitors could be on opposite sides of the mysterious world. One of them literally turns into a giant, and the other becomes a midget. This is just part of the incredible surprises prepared by the unusual museum in Edinburgh.

The unique exposition is located on six floors of rooms. The magnificent viewing platform is set at the museum roof. The original edifice held historical exposition. It was founded in 1835 on one of the most picturesque streets of the old town. Since founding the museum collection has being constantly expanded and updated. Some exhibits remain unchanged for over 150 years. Not long ago, the museum's collection has replenished with old photos of Edinburgh, its attractions and architectural symbols. Anyone who is going to visit one of the most unusual museums in the world has to remember that the world around us is full of illusions. Here everyone can become sure about that. Next - Sagrada Familia

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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Clydesdale Bank PLC' located in 0.15 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Car Rental Edinburgh' is located in 0.79 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'BP' in 1.43 km
Supermarket: '24 SEVEN City Store' in 0.22 km
Parking: 'car park' in 0.12 km
Apotheek: 'Boots' in 0.2 km
Police station: 'Police Information Centre' in 0.08 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Zizzi' in 0.03 km
Railway station: 'Edinburgh Waverley' in 0.19 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Edinburgh Airport EDI - in 10 km
 »  RAF Leuchars Airport ADX - in 51 km
 »  Perth Airport PSL - in 55 km
 »  Dundee Airport DND - in 57 km
 »  Glasgow Airport GLA - in 77 km
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West Port Pads

Located in 0 km from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
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Rooms: 12
There are 4-bed mixed dormitory rooms, and 2-bed private rooms, all with bunk beds. Each room has a set of drawers, and bedding and towels are … More: photo, rates and booking
Warrender Apartment

Located in 1 km from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
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Rooms: 3
A bright master bedroom is found at the front of the property. A single room with a skylight is joined by a king/twin room at the rear of the house … More: photo, rates and booking
Windmill House

Located in 2 km from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
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Windmill House has large, quiet gardens with a waterfall and a terrace with views over the valley of the Water of Leith. Murrayfield Stadium is 900 … More: photo, rates and booking
The Wee Haven Edinburgh

Located in 3 km from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
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The Wee Haven includes 1 bedroom with double bed, and 1 single fold-down bed. A cot can also be supplied on request. There is a bathroom with bath … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - Edinburgh

Fans of high fashion will be pleased to stay at the following hotel - G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh - that was developed in collaboration with the fashion house of Rosita Missoni. Every element of décor in G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh is not random and well-made. All rooms are made in different styles. Colorful wallpapers with trendy patterns, designer furniture of creative and even futurist shades, and elegant vases with flowers – such a décor will impress even travelers with most refined taste. Fans of high fashion and exotic drinks are recommended to visit the stylish cocktail bar of the hotel that is decorated with wall panels with artistic lighting and unusual round shape chandeliers.

Designer apartments Oakhill Apartments are popular with discerning travelers. This hotel is located not far from the charming parks of Melrose and Leith Links. The design of guest rooms and public spaces of the hotel is made with dominating black, white and coffee shades, and elements in the style of the past centuries add special charm to the apartments. All rooms come with large beds with high headboards made of dark wood, soft furniture with premium fabric upholstery and other elements of décor made of precious sorts of wood. The retro design is skillfully combined with modern technical equipment – plasma TV with Sky+ cable channels and an acoustic system.
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