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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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  • 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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  • It was a unique museum and showcasing history of camera from the beginning to the millenium. Interesting museum for those who are into camera. Admission is RM20. Lots of souvenirs are selling in the m...  more »
  • Unless you're a camera fan, I wouldn't spend my money on this place. There really isn't much there. It's more of a "one time, done and over with" type of thing.  more »
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  • 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.
  • As a photography enthusiast, I was quite disappointed with the exhibits. All poorly thought out and badly maintained. Not worth the RM 20 at all.
  • A good place for camera lover to spent time there.
  • A bit over priced but it's a massive collection. Not a must see but if you're stuck in the rain give it a go.
  • If you love camera you should pay a visit here. Though some of the camera aren't in good condition.

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As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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