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.
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
Daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day
Venue Details & Map
Greenwich ParkGreenwichLondonSE10 9NF
- +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.