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Isles of Scilly Camera Obscura and Cabinet of Curiosities

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We spent a very interesting hour in the tower looking around the island with the Camera Obscura and... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2019
Mary C
Hull, England, United Kingdom
Buzza Tower

We were roaming around St Mary's on a day trip from Cornwall. Nice tower, great views and walking... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2019
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

We spent a very interesting hour in the tower looking around the island with the Camera Obscura and being told tales of the islands past and present. Loved it!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mary C
Reviewed July 26, 2019

We were roaming around St Mary's on a day trip from Cornwall. Nice tower, great views and walking distance from the center of Hugh Town.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

A visit to Mr Obscura never fails to be entertaining. What more could you want; interesting physics, a stationary tour around St Mary's, good banter and a cornucopia of odd objects! A must see when visiting the island

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

My mum suggested we should visit. Walked the steep hill to get there. Realised it was cash only. Borrowed from our ten year old boy after a brief discussion of financial benefit. It was a turn out of the ordinary. A combination of history and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pete D
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Having looked longingly at the tower for many years now, it was amazing to finally go inside - and a real delight to find the camera there. Andrew gave us a fascinating insight into the views you are seeing, along with a few very funny...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank henweb
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We arrived at approx 13.30hrs to find that the camera closed at 12.00, still completely our fault, we should have followed the clues....... the camera website does say that they are open when the bunting is hung up outside..... we failed to follow that basic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

While staying on holiday on St Mary's we visited the camera obscura, it was £5 to go in. But especially if he is not busy you get a great talk, we had been there a week and knew our way round a bit, so could...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Suejackson1
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We spent a lovely hour here at the excellent Camera Obscura. The images of Hughtown and the surrounding islands were brilliant. We learned lots about the area and rate it very highly. The best £5 I have spent here. Don't miss it, when the bunting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Having looked at the tower for 5 days we finally visited the tower on our last day and spent over an hour and a half there, all for a fiver. My first visit to a camera obscura, I doubt if there is another one like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

It was one of the most astonishing things I’ve seen in the last year- recommend to everyone. Thanks to the guy that runs it, you really made us smile with all your fascinating island info. We wish you all the best with your fantastic project....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mike P
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Obviously a glitch as the question was aimed at a hotel in Italy not a stone tower on Scilly