Kirriemuir Camera Obscura - one of only four in Scotland - is housed in a purpose-designed turret room in the 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 it will be unable to operate due to weather conditions, which may result in closure for a whole or part day.
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.
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. The group was formed to prevent the closure of this valuable and rare asset.