Kirriemuir Camera Obscura

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Barrie Pavilion, Kirrie Hill
DD8 4PR, Northmuir, Kirriemuir, Scotland
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Kirriemuir Camera Obscura – one of only three working Camera Obscuras in Scotland  – is housed in a purpose-designed turret room in the Barrie Pavilion on Kirrie Hill. It provides a fascinating glimpse of historic technology and striking views of the surrounding countryside.

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura was gifted to the town by Sir J M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, along with the cricket pavilion in which it is situated and was opened by the author on 7th June 1930

One of only three working Camera Obscuras in Scotland, Kirriemuir Camera Obscura boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Friendly guides are there to explain how the equipment works and the various landmarks which can be viewed.

The Camera Obscura works best on bright sunny days so there will be times when the view will not be at its best due to weather conditions.

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura is managed and staffed by volunteer members of their community group. Details of opening times can be found on their website: along with their contact details.


Posted: 9 June, 2014


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