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Kirriemuir Camera Obscura

Welcome to the Camera Obscura on Kirriemuir Hill.

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura - one of only four in Scotland - is housed in a purpose-designed turret room in the Barrie Pavilion on Kirrie Hill. It provides a fascinating glimpse of historic technology and striking views of the surrounding countryside.

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura was gifted to the town by Sir J M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, along with the cricket pavilion in which it is situated and was opened by the author on 7th June 1930 


One of only four in Scotland, Kirriemuir Camera Obscura boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Friendly guides are there to explain how the equipment works and the various landmarks which can be viewed.

The Camera Obscura works best on bright sunny days so there will be times when the view will not be at its best due to weather conditions.  At these times a DVD will be available to view while you enjoy a tea or coffee in Cafe Obscura.

The Camera Obscura , is completely self- funding and is entirely managed and staffed by  Kirriemuir Regeneration Group volunteers.

There is no admission charge but donations towards upkeep are appreciated.

  • special Visitor

    More celebrations today at the camera, we welcomed Iona McKay as our 2000th visitor of 2015 with her daddy Graeme.
  • Cafe Obscura

    Come in and see us at Cafe Obscura...... you can sit in or take away. Gifts and souvenirs too!!
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Regeneration Group Kirriemuir Area

Kirriemuir Regeneration Group are a Community group who took over the management of Kirriemuir Camera Obscura as a visitor attraction in 2015 when it was threatened with closure due to financial constraints on Angus Council.

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