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Arts & Crafts Event, Sat 26 - Sun 27 May 2018, free entry

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

Image by Chris Matthews


The reading room on the roof of the Tower will become a camera obscura 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 obscura works.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Sun 27 May 2018 11:00 to 15:00


Free entry

Also see


Jaywick Martello Tower

01255 822783


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



See location of Jaywick Martello Tower on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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