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  • The cricket pavilion that holds the camera obscura
    The cricket pavilion that holds the camera obscura© The National Trust for Scotland
  • On clear days it is possible to see over 70 miles away
    On clear days it is possible to see over 70 miles away© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Camera Obscura
    The Camera Obscura© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The entrance to the Camera Obscura
    The entrance to the Camera Obscura© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Given to the community of Kirriemuir by J M Barrie
    Given to the community of Kirriemuir by J M Barrie© The National Trust for Scotland

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura - one of only three remaining in Scotland - is housed in a purpose-designed turret room within the cricket pavilion on Kirriemuir Hill.

Both the camera obscura and the cricket pavilion were donated in 1930 by the author J M Barrie (1868–1937), a native of Kirriemuir.

Although the technology is long obsolete, the camera obscura is well worth a visit as it provides a fascinating glimpse into an era when the production of remote images was seen as something almost magical.

And when you find yourself in the darkened interior of the camera obscura with a fine, sunny day outside, you’ll feel the magic yourself as striking views of the surrounding countryside come alive on the viewing table in front of you!


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Opening times & Prices

22 Jul
  • Camera Obscura: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Last viewing: 16.40
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £3.50
  • Family: £9.00
  • 1 Parent: £7.00
  • Concession: £2.50

Gradings & Awards

  • Scottish Tourist Board - 3 Star

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