The Camera Museum
The Camera Museum
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Opening Hours 9:00am - 7:00pm DAILY The #1 Thematic Museum Experience on Penang Hill, including public holidays.
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  • Maya M
    3 contributions
    Camera nerd heaven
    Had a really great time at The Camera Museum. Definitely a place worth visiting if you’re a camera enthusiast! The tour was very informative and it was super cool to try out some of the old equipment. Would go again!
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 20, 2022
  • Travel Blog
    Singapore, Singapore183 contributions
    Worth visit if you are photography enthusiast
    ➨ The Camera Museum 相機博物館 *Worth visit if you are photography enthusiast ! 如果你是一個攝影愛好者,這裡很值得一遊! *HOHO bus stop no.15 Goodness of Mercy Temple | St. George Church |
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 30, 2018
  • Vivian L
    7 contributions
    Excellence display of cameras.
    It is an eye opener and educational for us and especially for my child. There are many different types of cameras on display and a dark room to show case how photos were developed from a film. I think it is an absolutely worthy trip for us.
    Written February 22, 2015
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TeohAlexander
Malaysia4 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
The promotion and advertisement strategy of this museum was successful, through the distribute leaflet, seem like this is the only place that worth to visit in Penang, and just ignore the rest. I was so upset after visited. Most of the camera display outside the cabinet were broken. All print out is just download from website and the quality is terrible. Other than the front portion, the rest of the display rooms are just nonsense. The camera obscura in the obscura room is just a mass product and can purchase from ebay easily. The machine gun camera in the spy room seem like their signature display item in the museum, because the tour guide was so pound with it and keep on mention, I have no idea why a gadget made to train how to kill need to be so emphasise? The dark room is more like a store room. The pin hole room is a joke, we tried that during primary school. Paying RM 20 to see those items and photos that can purchase and download from internet, you are got to be kidding?! This museum has been over rated and over rank.
Written February 6, 2015
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FunnyJenni
Sentosa Island, Singapore18 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
After hunting around for this museum on a really hot and humid afternoon, we arrived to find the museum CLOSED and notice on the door that they have moved.

You would think that they should have updated tour operators and hotels so that interested tourists like us need not waste our time in such pointless visit.
Written December 22, 2017
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Srlpk
George Town, Malaysia250 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
The entrance fee of 20RM is way too high for this boring place, but then Malaysia is notorious for high admission fees to the worthless 'attractions'. The old cameras which probably they have collected from the flea market are displayed on the second floor. It's a small place & they have converted an old shoplot to this museum. Just do something else rather than visiting here.
Written July 11, 2015
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SimSomchaii
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
All are newly constructed maintenance, the house is just a collection of beautiful items. We looked in and at 20 Ringits per person decided to give it a miss. There is no organized tour and/or information. We was ignore by the staff , they are more interested to entertain western guest ! Dont understand why tripadvisor ranking no.1 ???Province rm20 more worthy to visit another antique shop in Chulia street .
Written October 14, 2013
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Hi GunFung In response to your review "it's not worth", we would like to apologize if our staff have been too busy to entertain you during your short visit to our premise. At The Camera Museum, we provided well organised guided tour for our museum, our apologize that we failed to make you notice that. As we have recently received tremendous response from tourist and locals as well, our place might be a little bit crowded and we are again deeply sorry for causing the unpleasant experience, but rest assure that we treat all visitors equally. Also we believe that you might have not visited the museum itself, from your review you said it's not worth it without even experienced the real museum upstairs. We hope you will have the chance to visit us again and experience the museum for yourself. Thank you for reminding us to be our best. Best regards Tony Ch'ng
Written October 15, 2013
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Christine Y
Penang Island, Malaysia189 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
This is probably the smallest museum and we spent abt 30 min overall, the collection of cameras are not that many and it will certainly help if there are more write-ups on the history of camera. We find the fee to be pricy. The place is not well kept and some places are dusty. It's nice to have café there but it's so small it is full all the time.
Written June 2, 2015
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Pooky_TH
Bangkok, Thailand1,252 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
Some old broken cameras on display and a couple of exhibit rooms dedicated to processing pictures and an old studio. If you have no knowledge of how cameras work prior to the digital age then this might be interesting but for those who are photographer it's not worth it.

We were suppose to have a guide but no one took as around as well. A lot of space dedicated to selling gifts and coffee on the ground floor!
Written October 14, 2013
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Ken Wert O
5 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
Instead of calling a camera muzeum, might as well just call this place a camera junk yard, there are nothing worth visiting besides looking at old and not functioning cameras and lots, lots of replicas, if you like photography this is not the right place for you, if you like to act as if you are into photography then you can consider to come here.
Written February 28, 2017
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wish t
22 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
I was dissapointed with the museum. Although it housed a large display of cameras and memorabilia, it only took half an hour at best to go theough, it was not worth 20mrg to enter. Best part was the ferrero rocher cake at the cafe!
Written April 16, 2016
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Rob V
3 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
For almost the same price as Pinang peranakan mansion, you get in here. Now, I love photography and truly wanted to love this... there's a reasonable collection of old cameras and some fun facts... but not much more... simply didn't convince me, no matter how much I wanted it too.
Written April 13, 2016
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NSJThailand
Bangkok, Thailand101 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
I think the admission fee is too expensive (20RM/adult). There are old camera and old photos on the second floor with a small dark rooms. That's it. 10 minutes is more than enough to see everything in this museum.
Written April 4, 2016
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