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“photography museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Swiss Camera Museum

Swiss Camera Museum
Ranked #8 of 23 things to do in Vevey
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Vevey, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“photography museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

An interesting museum of photography ( attention, more about the technic around photo then photo; for photo museum , you have Musée de l'Elysée, in Lausanne).A good collection of camera,and everything around the history of photography.Always a photo exhibition in the top level. Would be nice to have more Swiss photographers in these exhibitions, some are excellent!

Visited August 2013
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RIYADH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

I was lucky to visit this highly informative museum. the audio guide was great. very friendly staff
I kept my coat at the entrance and enjoyed the visit.. the museum is well organised

Visited October 2013
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Delhi, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“if only intreasted in photography and camera history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

There was nothing to dislike, you get the headphones and whatever intreasts you more , you can listen to!!! Some explanations and stories are too long!!!

Visited June 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

I had been here on a Sunday morning when there was nothing else to do around.
You can almost mistake it for a shop as it is tiny hidden between cafe's and joints.
I was pleasantly surprised to hear that there were no entry fees on Sunday:)

I was also provided with an audio guide in English which was a relief.
This is an amazing collection of cameras and various phototgraphy techniques.
Detailed descriptions at the installtions are a good read.

Visited May 2013
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Menlo Park, California
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62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Well conceived and displayed museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

If you are a camera enthusiast, this is the place for you. Located in a period building on Vevey's market square, you will witness an extensive collection of cameras and camera-related equipment and examples of the photos from the various cameras through time. It is not just Swiss cameras but a well balanced view of the photographic contributions from many countries. Equally important, it is not limited to the history of vintage cameras - the evolution of the digital age is prominent also. There are many rare cameras to marvel at as well as rare photographic techniques. There are four floors with elevator in one building then crossing at the top to another building and back down to reception. They are small buildings but packed with photographic treasure. There are plenty of well crafted displays and interactive stations. There are free devices for an audio tour in several languages (keyed to numbers on the displays). It is clear that the museum has an attention to detail and the displays engage the viewer. There is also a small museum shop. It cost about 8 USD - well worth it.

Visited March 2013
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