"Fotoplastykon" Fotoplastykon Tip by alancollins

Fotoplastykon, Warsaw: 2 reviews and 3 photos

A fotoplastykon, is a stereoscope for multiple viewers and was a 19th-century forerunner of the movies. It consists of a large wooden drum with viewing ports. You sit down and view the old photographs that slowly move round. The photographs were taken with a special stereoscopic camera which gives 3D effect. These machines were popular up until the first world war. This fotoplastykon is unique because it is the only original working machine and it has been in the same location for 100 years. The opening hours are noon to 5pm Mon - Fri & noon to 2pm on Sat. It may be worth checking first because it was closed the first time I went.

Address: The Warsaw Fotoplastykon, al. Jerozolimskie 51
Directions: The building is situated on the opposite side of the road from the Palace of Science & Culture. You have to walk through a narrow passage to the back of the building.
Phone: 022 625 35 52
Website: http://www.inyourpocket.com/poland/warsaw/en/venue?id=POWAENW0007

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 1, 2006
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