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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  • Lovely building, good views from the hill, but a quaint note on the door told us it had been closed since last autumn and would open at some point this year. We were there half term (peak) week so a p...  more »
  • cant really say much about this walked up to the top only to find it closed great views could see every detail of hugh town and much more was a good way to spend a saturday morning.  more »
  • 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...  more »

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