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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  • It really is pretty small and it was quite interesting but I would recommend for you to visit only if you do have an interest in cameras. Not too bad a place to visit to escape from the heat on top of...  more »
  • In this museum, we can see various types of cameras over time, there is a dark room too. Here we can see a collection of museum organizer photos. We can also buy a yogurt-like snack in the café inside the museum. This Museum is suitable for photography enthusiasts.
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  • This is very bad TripAdvisor shows the wrong address. The museum moved in November 2017. This costs us to match time  more »
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  • Good museum about the study of photography. Here we can find camera from 1900s until now. The entrance fee is for RM 10 and the services is quite good. You can have tour guide for better experience but sadly it's only the manager of the place when I visited this place
  • Great tour guide. It's an interesting museum. Learn few things about camera and photography history. 😊 They have models of how old camera works. As of this date, the entrance fee is Rm20 per person.
  • It's 10rm if you show your student pass. The guide brought us on a quick tour around the small yet filled to the brim museum that was well kept. Very informative as I learned a lot of new things and even had all my questions answered. Would definitely bring my father here too. We spent around an hour here.
  • Three stars for the collection of different kinds of cameras. If you are camera lovers, surely this place will enlight you. The owner of the museum tried very hard to collect all kinds of cameras through different time period, which is amazing and respecting. However, the tour guide did not gave very much adequte information and introduction on each. Seems she is in such a hurry to finish the tour. If can get a better tour guide, the visit will be more pleasant. Two stars missing because of the poor tour guide.
  • Absolutely a great place to be for photography enthusiasts. The collections are fantastic and you can even touch and feel some of them with your own hands. I'm saving one star as the place is actually quite small and the collections are cramped into small displays. They just moved recently and it was a larger place before, so they have to make do with the space they have now. Overall, it's all good and a place to visit when in Penang.
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