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Great Union Camera Obscura - Open for the summer season

Sunday, 26 May 2024

11:00 - 16:00
Adults £3, accompanied children free

The Great Union Camera Obscura has been entertaining visitors for more than 100 years. Located overlooking the harbour on Douglas Head, interesting activities can be observed taking place around the whole of Douglas Bay. Be amazed at the colourful true-to-life images of familiar scenes presented in a mysterious way.

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The Great Union Camera Obscura on Douglas Head was built in 1892 and is unique amongst the very few that are left in the British Isles as it has eleven lenses and produces eleven images of its picturesque surroundings. Since Victorian times it has been of great interest and still works by just a simple arrangement of mirrors and a darkened room. A spectacle not to be missed by visitors and residents alike. Join us up Douglas Head this weekend. Entry for Adults is £3, children free. Please note that we now have facilities for you to pay by card - (Cash payments also accepted - as in Victorian/Edwardian times! ) Doesn’t open if raining or thick mist descends on The Head. Look for the flag flying.



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