The Camera Museum, George Town

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Discover the history of photography at The Camera Museum. Located in a two-story pre-war shop, the museum houses an extensive collection of cameras and artifacts related to the development of photography since the 19th century. Learn about the famous camera obscura, and hear more about its inventors, use, and developmental trajectory, as its principles have been reapplied in each new revolutionary object. With models from across the world, the museum tells the international story of the camera's development in displays of classic examples and audio-visual exhibits. Put The Camera Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our George Town vacation planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Just a small museum with nice gift shop. But it might be interesting only for those who are into the cameras. You can find and send nice postcards here!  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    I like taking pictures however this was nothing special to me thou. It might be because I have seen something similar like this before. If you have limited time then It is okay to skip this one. If yo...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    One puffy from gone and went. The entrance is on the second floor is kinda confusing. I think people have had a lot of camera a retro fun.
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  • September 5, 2017
    Lots of cool cameras, some good explanations on the history and workings of cameras. A darkroom and a pinhole room. Recommended for the camera enthusiasts.
  • July 23, 2017
    A great collection of cameras since 1900s. Nice place to see. Discount for students, don't forget to bring your ID STUDENT 🙂
  • August 30, 2017
    Great collection of cameras from the earliest times right until today. A must visit museum if you're a camera aficionado.
  • September 3, 2017
    Nice little museum to see some old cameras from across the world. 50% discount for students.
  • May 27, 2017
    A great collection of cameras and a bit of interesting history but a pretty small place overall. Decent to check out if you have a bit of time to kill and love cameras but overall I was a bit underwhelmed, only 20 rm for adults so not too badly priced.

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