Isles of Scilly Camera Obscura and Cabinet of Curiosities, Hugh Town

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Have fun while learning about the history of the Isles of Scilly at Isles of Scilly Camera Obscura and Cabinet of Curiosities, a quirky yet informative attraction. This historical tower, imaginatively renovated by its owners, displays an eclectic array of items that showcase life on the islands. Be sure look through the camera to see the town from a different vantage point, and watch for planes and boats arriving and departing. While it may be tough to time your visit with a sunny day, clear conditions give you an optimal experience. To visit Isles of Scilly Camera Obscura and Cabinet of Curiosities and get the most from your holiday in Hugh Town, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hugh Town trip planning website .
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  • I saw a poster advertising this and had no idea what it was. We decided to take a walk to the tower as it was a lovely day and we were curious. When we arrived we were the only people there so we got ...  more »
  • Highly entertaining and enlightening visit. It is not often a holiday visit will give you an experience of physical science. But this one is a bit of an adventure. I am sure kids who are reasonably we...  more »
  • Brilliant sunsets from here. Fairly short but steep hill up from the beach. Worth the effort, easy access from Hospital Rd. Nice walk from here along the Peninnis peninsula  more »

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