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. By using our Hugh Town trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Isles of Scilly Camera Obscura and Cabinet of Curiosities and other attractions in Hugh Town.
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  • We went up the tower thinking it would be a 5 minute job, but we ended up staying for nearly an hour. The camera itself, and its means of construction, is extremely interesting, but the real gem are M...  read more »
  • If it wasn't for Trip Advisor I would not have heard of this camera obscura but it was a fascinating way to spend a morning (it closes at 1pm). We were treated to a view of the entire island from the ...  read more »
  • The IoS Camera Obscura on St Mary's is a brilliant place, and well worth a visit. It's very close to Porthcressa Beach, just a short walk up the hill to Buzza Tower. We went on a clear and sunny day a...  read more »
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