Weston Museum hosts camera obscura event

PUBLISHED: 17:30 16 September 2017

Museum learning officer Kathrine Bell helping Frank and Tom make their own pinhole camera.

Museum learning officer Kathrine Bell helping Frank and Tom make their own pinhole camera.

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A camera obscura was installed in Weston Museum at the weekend, inspired by its temporary exhibition.

Museum learning officer Kathrine Bell helping Frank and Tom make their own pinhole camera.Museum learning officer Kathrine Bell helping Frank and Tom make their own pinhole camera.

People tried out equipment which projected a reversed and upside down image of the courtyard onto a wall.

Children also made their own pinhole cameras – a small version of an obscura.

The project tied into the temporary exhibition called Making Weston Museum, featuring photos of the Burlington Street museum’s recent refurbishment.

Museum events manager Katherine Bell said: “People either loved the camera obscura or went in and felt a bit claustrophobic and found it a bit weird as people appeared to be standing on the ceiling. It was quite polarising, but good fun.”

Museum learning officer Kathrine Bell helping Frank and Tom make their own pinhole camera.Museum learning officer Kathrine Bell helping Frank and Tom make their own pinhole camera.

The next event will give children the chance to make Lego models of the museum.

The hour-long workshops will run from 10.30am-4pm on October 31. Tickets, priced £3-5, can be bought from the museum up to two weeks before the event.

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