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image for Talk item typeCamera Obscure at Jaywick Martello Tower

Talk, Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug 2017, free entry

Camera Obscure

Camera Obscure


Jaywick Martello Tower

01255 822783


Jaywick Martello Tower,
The Promenade, Belsize Avenue,
CO15 2LF


The reading room on the roof of the Tower will become a camera obscure for the weekend, come and see what it is like to be inside a camera, understand how the renaissance painters discovered perspective and how Fox Talbot created photography.
There will be Artist Alan Hockett and Photographer Chris Matthews to help you understand how the obscure works.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug 2017 11:00 to 15:00


Free entry

Events at this Venue



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Map reference: TM 136128  Lat: 51.77308 Long: 1.09465

Access: Jaywick Martello Tower has a wheelchair lift to the 1st floor, unfortunately not the roof due to the nature of the building.

Trains: Every hour from London Liverpool Street station to Clacton-on-Sea, check with National Railways before travelling.

Buses: Bus 10-11 from outside Clacton Station on left side of park. Bus stand does not show 10/11 but it is there. Get off at end of route, average time 20 minutes.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Clacton-on-Sea station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted