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. Use our George Town driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to The Camera Museum and other attractions in George Town.
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  • Must Visit if you like to see the old old type of camera, alot of interesting photo taken in the old days, how film are made and there is a lady telling you story of camera history, she is very nice a...  more »
  • This museum is very small, so it is not a lot of machines, but it is more of a sense of the design. There are some old photos, through photos, through the lens, there are always a lot of wonderful moments to stay. Worth it.
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  • Once inside the Museum, my new Camera to know that digital camera first manufactured by Kodak. Ironically once now Kodak should roll the mat due to terlibas by digital industry. So many new insights that I got here. The layout of the interior and an interesting museum also made the visit so it's not boring. Tip: buy your tickets online because its price is much cheaper. Buy tickets directly cost RM20/pax while I can price of RM26/two pax through online.
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  • 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.
  • A great collection of cameras since 1900s. Nice place to see. Discount for students, don't forget to bring your ID STUDENT 🙂
  • Great collection of cameras from the earliest times right until today. A must visit museum if you're a camera aficionado.
  • Nice little museum to see some old cameras from across the world. 50% discount for students.
  • 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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