Camera Museum, George Town, Penang

Camera Museum George Town Penang
Camera Museum, George Town

Located along Lebuh Muntri in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in George Town, Penang is Camera Museum, the first of its kind in South East Asia.

Camera Museum George Town Penang
camera wall decor

Camera Museum George Town Penang
antique camera decorations

Also listed in the Malaysia Book of Records, this Camera Museum which was opened on June 22, 2013, was founded by seven young professional photographers, mostly from Penang.

Camera Museum George Town Penang
Shamsul poses with a wall art

Camera Museum George Town Penang
Lego digital camera

Possibly the most popular museum in George Town, this museum currently displays more than 300 rare and even antique cameras, dating back to the 1500s.

Camera Museum George Town Penang
some of the cameras on display

Camera Museum George Town Penang
vintage flash bulbs

Although most of these cameras are placed inside glass showcases, there are some where visitors are allowed to touch and feel for themselves how photographs were taken in the old days, including hands-on experience with the world’s oldest camera.

Camera Museum George Town Penang
Mamiya M645 1000s (Gold, Lizard skin)

Camera Museum George Town Penang
William Hyde Wollaston - Camera Lucida, Chambre Claire (France 1807)

An in-house guide is available upon request, explaining about the cameras and the development of photography technology through the years.

Camera Museum George Town Penang
an in-house guide shows how a camera is used

Camera Museum George Town Penang
spy cameras

Check out the rare toy cameras, large format cameras and also vintage camera accessories.

Camera Museum George Town Penang
machine gun camera

Camera Museum George Town Penang
Ayu looks on as the guide explains the workings of pinhole cameras

Other highlights of Camera Museum would be the Dark Room, Pinhole Room, Obscura Room and Spy Room.

Camera Museum George Town Penang
chemicals used in the development of film in the dark room

Camera Museum George Town Penang
Double Exposure Café

Besides the Museum, visitors can also spend time at the café called Double Exposure Café or shop for camera-themed souvenirs.

Camera Museum George Town Penang
shots of patrons of Double Exposure Café

Camera Museum George Town Penang
photos taken at the Smile Corner

Admission fee:
Adult – RM20
Student card – RM10
Senior citizen – RM10
Children below 12 years old – free of charge
*family package available

Camera Museum George Town Penang
some of the camera-themed souvenirs available from Snap Shop

Camera Museum
Add: 49, Lebuh Muntri, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Tel: +604-2613649
Web: www.penangcameramuseum.com

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