Dumfries Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

The world’s oldest working Camera Obscura is on the top floor of the windmill tower at Dumfries Museum. Originally an astronomical instrument, it was installed in 1836 when the windmill was converted into an observatory. From it you can see a fascinating panoramic view of Dumfries and the surrounding countryside. A unique experience.
  • Price or Free Admission

    Adults £3.60, Concessions £1.80

  • Accessibility

    Viewings are not available when it is raining in order to preserve this rare historical instrument. The Camera Obscura is reached by a spiral staircase – please contact us for more information on access.

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