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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  • Went there expecting to get some shots of vintage cameras, instead only managed to capture their vintage doors as it remained shut with a notice announcing their relocation plan pasted right smack on ...  more »
  • My friends and I were offered RM10 each per entry to this Camera Museum (which also connects with the Owl Museum). We were amazed by the abundance of camera collections! We got to see the first ever c...  more »
  • A museum worrth going for the camera buff....I love the collection of vintage cameras and of course the artful collection of shots  more »
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  • Camera museum has moved to Penang Hill. It is found together with the Owl museum now. Located near the food centre where you can get nice dessert amid the hot weather. It is not a big place. The visit will not take you more than an hour. Around 30 min top. For camera enthusiasts. Owl figurines, well... It comes with the package.
  • Owls and camera now together.. Im so enjoyed the explanation of guide.. And the Guides very interesting
  • This place has move to penang hill. I'm not too sure when but a local resident informed me. Will confirm the location today.
  • The guide was very friendly and the tour was detailed, learnt a lot
  • 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.
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