The Camera Museum, George Town, Penang, Malaysia [REVIEW]Back to Forum
Anonymous12 Oct 2015
After having had a rest at Wheeler’s (Please see review.) we were ready to explore Love Lane in the heart of George Town, Penang, Malaysia and the surrounding area. We saw signs for the Camera Museum and decided spontaneously to visit it.
It was shortly after Ramadan, so there were discounts and special offers everywhere, including at the Camera Museum. We received two tickets for the price of one at 20 MYR (ca. 4.20 Euro or 4.75 USD).
The museum is small, but has some rare cameras like Leica, Russian and Belarussian cameras to be viewed here.
There was also a section showing some of the most impressive press photographs over the years.
Other parts dealt with how cameras work and another one had spy cameras. It wasn’t boring at all and didn’t take too long to explore. There was also a darkroom to be discovered by visitors.
Staff is very passionate, knowledgeable and willing to answer questions or show visitors how things work.
There is also a café and a gift shop, where we bought a t-shirt and got even a bit more off due to the vouchers that we received when buying our tickets. It’s all good and memorable here for the right reasons.
We would visit again, when in George Town and would recommend it to photographers.
Would we recommend this museum to a friend? YES!
Would we want to visit again this museum in our future? YES!12 Oct 2015
Thanks Uggboy, again something I’d love to visit but doubtful I’ll get there.
On the subject of museums, there is a model train museum in Mendrisio, between Lugano and Milan. It’s absolutely fascinating and belongs to a local millionaire whose passion is – trains! It’s well worth a visit.13 Oct 2015
@luganopirate, thanks for your compliments, sorry to hear that it’s doubtful that you will visit Penang. It’s a beautiful island with very different feels and attractions depending on the location, the north with their beaches, George Town with their heritage and culture which incl. the Camera Museum.
Thanks for your museum recommendation, sounds fascinating. I wouldn’t mind to visit a train museum, it opens up new horizons.
Cheers and Safe Travels.13 Oct 2015