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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 into another era and striking views of the surrounding countryside.

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura was gifted to the town by the creator of Peter Pan along with the cricket pavilion in which it is situated.

It was opened by the author on 7th June 1930 soon after JM Barrie was given the freedom of Kirriemuir.

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

Since the Camera Obscura works best on bright sunny days there are  times when the view will not be at its best due to weather conditions.  However the guides will explain this and a DVD will be available to view while you enjoy a tea or coffee.

The pavilion which later this year will also house the Cafe Obscura and other attractions, is completely self- funding and is entirely managed and staffed by  Kirriemuir Regeneration Group volunteers.

  • special Visitor

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

    Come in and see us at Cafe Obscura......open daily you can sit in or take away. Gifts and souveniers 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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