The museum consists of Victorian style rooms in a house of which the little turret at the top houses the observatory. The various rooms in the house could do with some attention - damp walls, sagging ceilings in some places. Nevertheless, the observatory was absolutely magical. Seeing birds fly and the wind turbines whirling away in real time was somehow... 更多
Everyone will enjoy this experience. There are gadgets (old grammophones), stories (the diamond one) and wonderful views (the whole city of Grahamstown from the camera obscura). I enjoy this museum again and again.
I have been here before and found the visit very worthwhile and interesting. After checking on the Albany Museum website to confirm hours of opening (Sat 09:00 to 13:00 we decided to go on Saturday morning. After a 65km drive from Kenton-on-Sea we were disapointed to find the museum closed.
I've visited this museum as a child and an adult. I think it's very special. It contains the only traditional camera obscura in the Southern Hemisphere in the home of the man who made it. The house is decorated as it would have been at the time the camera was built - in the style of a 19th century settler... 更多
This is the second time we viewed this museum and the observation post, and every time we are intrigued about the level of craftsmanship of all creations here. Welll worth a visit, guided tour inside...
I've never seen a camera obscura in action before and it is very interesting and very worth the R10 entrance fee. The rest of the meseum, as is often the case with our local museums, is a bit sad and tired. Peeling paint, unfinished rooms, dilapidated garden. Still has some interesting pieces though.
My daughter and I climbed the 76 stairs to look at the Camera Obscura, which was fascinating and well worth a visit, Be sure you arrive at the museum before 4 as they close for visiors early. When you walk around the large white disc you are shown several angles of the view from the tower shown by the camera.... 更多