Welcome to the Camera Obscura on Kirriemuir Hill.
Kirriemuir Camera Obscura - one of only three 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
Kirriemuir Camera Obscura boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Friendly guides will explain how the equipment works and point out the various landmarks which can be viewed via the camera.
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.
In the main pavilion, Cafe Obscura serves teas and freshly ground coffee from Sacred Grounds Coffee Company in Arbroath. You can also enjoy scones with local jam and clotted cream, Kirriemuir gingerbread, a selection of cakes or strawberry tarts in season.
The small shop sells cold drinks, ice creams, sweets, crisps and takeaway hot drinks as well as local books and souvenirs.
The Camera Obscura and Cafe Obscura are completely self- funding and all profits are given back into the community, and are entirely managed and staffed by Kirriemuir Regeneration Group volunteers.
The Camera Obscura and Cafe Obscura are open from April until mid October
There is free car parking near the Pavilion and public Toilets are situated at the rear of the Pavilion
Disabled Visitors - Café Obscura is wheelchair accessible however, we are sorry the Camera room is reached by stairs and therefore not suitable for wheelchair users
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the Café, but dogs are not permitted in the Camera room
Kirriemuir Regeneration Group welcome larger parties to the Camera Obscura by prior arrangement.