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The 1st Camera Museum in Malaysia Opening in Penang! PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 October 2013 18:48


In today's fast-paced life, cameras have been part of our daily routine, so much so that we haveforgotten how this magnificent invention came about. Where did camera come from? Who invented the camera? What is it like to take a picture in the 1900's? How did the world's first camera look like?

To answer these questions, come over to the Camera Museum, located in a two-storey pre-war shop house at 49 Lebuh Muntri,10200 Penang along the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Grand Opening of this treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration will be officiated by Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng on the 9th of October 2013 at 6pm

The Camera Museum’s collection consist of Camera Obscura, Daguerreotype, Box Camera, Folding Camera, Large and Medium Format Camera, 35mm Camera, Single and Twin Lens Reflex, Point and Shoot o Instant and Digital Camera from the eighteenth century right up till present day from all over the world including, Britain, Europe, France, India, Japan Russia and Thailand which made a complete camera evolution timeline for the exhibition.

Amidst the display, visitors will get the opportunity to handle actual antique cameras and the experience booth will allow them to feel the weight of the relics like the iconic Kodak Brownie, Rolleiflex and FoldingCamera in their very hands at the museum exhibition hall on second floor. Aspires to bring back the time through its exhibit captivating stories of how camera have transcended our human history since the fifteenth century, The Camera Museum believes that cameras need to be experienced.

International photography festival like Obscura Festival and environmental friendlyPinhole Camera Project workshop (for local High School youth) have been held at The CameraMuseum since the opening of the museum in June 2013. National Geographic Photographer,Maggie Steber has showcased her ‘Audacity of Beauty Captions ‘ at The Camera Museum’sgallery. One of the long running gallery programs is the monthly photography exhibition, featuringlocal and international award winning photography works giving the visitors excellent opportunitiesto participate in interesting photography programs and many more at the museum gallery.

There are two more must visits of the establishment. First of the two is The Camera Museum's very own cafe wittily coined Double Exposure. Its a place for visitors for sit down and grab a bite while they discuss and digest their one of a kind museum experience. Next is the camera inspired souvenir shop that sells exclusive t-shirts designed by their own artists, along side other fun and uniqueamera inspired gifts and souvenirs.


Entrance Fee: RM20


Students/Senior Citizens: RM10


Opening Hours: 9.00am – 8.00pm daily.


For more information and enquiry, please contact the museum PR at 0124267608 or email to

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