Camera Obscura at Royal Observatory Greenwich

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Overview

A chance to see London's only public camera obscurer. Developments through the centuries with mirrors and lenses transformed the camera obscura from a darkened room into a portable instrument which was the forerunner of the modern camera. The current camera obscura was installed in 1994. The 16th and 17th century artists Vermeer and Canaletto used camera obscuras, tracing the image produced to obtain correct perspective.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

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Opening Times:

Daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day

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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Address
Greenwich Park
Greenwich
London
SE10 9NF
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 8312 6565
Public transport:
DLR – Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich* By boat – from most central London piers)* Bus 53 from Oxford Circus stops at park gates. * 15 minute walk through park to Observatory.