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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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  • A must see for any camera enthusiast. Old models of camera and photographic techniques were shown. There was an area where one could take photos and they used to modify those to appear as if at an imp...  more »
  • Was looking for one of the art murals when I chanced upon this museum, its free... have photo exhibits and some cute camera style souvenirs!  more »
  • I already visited the Asia camera museum located just a few streets ahead, however as a passionate of cameras I had to give it a visit too. This museum has a few more espectacular items and areas than...  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.