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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. 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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  • you will not expect the huge collections that they have and an spend your time going thru the history of cameras  more »
  • I agreed with the comment and title of the earlier writer... if you love camera and photography definitely you going to love this place... A walk into the historical life of camera ....  more »
  • Small Museum that showcased a lot of different type of photography equipment from the different eras. Despite being such a small museum, I have to say that they have a huge range of collection of equipment ranging from Twin-lens reflex camera, spy camera to the first ever DSLR camera. The museum also showcases the old photography shops that use in Penang. I was also very impressed with the staff on duty during my visit, she was very knowledgeable and willing to share her during the tour. If you are someone that is interested in photography and got time to spare, you can check this place out!
  • If you love camera and photography you should definitely go to the camera museum. You'll get a tour of the place and the museum has also old camera that is still working. There is tour in english, mandarin and Malay. Go back in time to understand how people in the old use the camera and they also have modern camera. They also some interesting camera πŸ“ΈπŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯

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