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A UNIQUE AND HISTORIC GEM

Situated on Douglas Head, overlooking the beautifully panoramic Douglas Bay and harbour, this... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2012
Manxtravellers
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Isle of Man
Great Union Camera Obscura Well Worth A Visit

This is a great example of a “Victorian age” built Camera Obscura still in original condition. This... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2012
manxman12345
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

This is a great example of a “Victorian age” built Camera Obscura still in original condition. This one was first opened in the 1890’s and the full name for it is The Great Union Camera Obscura. It is located on Douglas head and has great...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

This is a great example of a “Victorian age” built Camera Obscura still in original condition. This one was first opened in the 1890’s and the full name for it is The Great Union Camera Obscura. It is located on Douglas head and has great...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Make sure you have the up to date opening times, and get good directions. You can't park right outside it, you have to negotiate steps or gradients whichever way you approach it. I loved it! such simple principles with such basic equipment giving such a...More

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Situated on Douglas Head, overlooking the beautifully panoramic Douglas Bay and harbour, this recently resored piece of Victoriana is a real gem. The Obscura is unique, I believe, as it is the only one in the world with 11 mirrors. The Isle of Man Government...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

This Camera Obscura was made in the Victorian age. The “Great Union” Camera Obscura which is located on Douglas Head was opened in the 1890s and is one of only a few open in the British Isles but the only one of this kind. The...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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Response from Sally B | Reviewed this property |
It's only open at weekends, May to September, Saturday 1pm-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. If the weather's bad there's nothing to see, so they fly a flag to let you know it's closed.There is also a board outside with extra... More
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It is only open at the weekends from 2pm till 4pm
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