Vintage Camera Museum
Vintage Camera Museum
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Singapore's First Camera Museum, Asias Biggest camera museum, biggest camera shaped building, walk through the lens to get into the museum. - 1000 Cameras. - Box, Bellows, Twin Lens, SLR, Polaroid, Panoromic, Toy, spy and special cameras at one place - free click art museum entry ( trickart) - 3 Documentaries history of cameras, piegeon photography(worlds first drone) and spy cameras
Duration: 1-2 hours
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i0kan
Tokyo, Japan293 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
In Singapore, there is a photo camera museum around the Arab neighbourhood. The museum is very easy to find, as the building looks like a giant camera. Guests enter via the lens. Only to find out credit cards are not accepted and one has to buy a ticket online.

Not accepting credit cards isn't the only problem the camera museum has. While the collection is extensive, camera's a small and therefore the museum consists of just one room (that smells like very aggressive chemicals). The room is filled to the brim with camera's and there's plenty of explanation to teach the visitor about the history of photography.

Again: I understand that camera's don't take up much space and therefore it isn't necessary to have a big building. But 20 sgd for a one room museum is a bit steep.
Written 26 May 2023
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Mr D
The Netherlands631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Tiny museum but such a knowledgeable and friendly host who runs it, it was a great experience visiting the place. If you want to know about the first camera ever made, the predecessor of modern days drones (pigeon) photography and see a large collection of common and rare cameras it is all there.
This is probably a private owned museum and the rent and electricity bill to keep the cameras in good condition, must be paid. If you are travelling on a tight budget skip this place, tickets are S$20 dollar a piece and considering the size of the museum the time you spent in there this is overpriced.
Written 15 October 2022
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Anirudh
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Amazing place. Must visit for a photography enthusiast! The collection is extensive and quite brilliant
Written 26 December 2020
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Wenglairene
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Don't follow google map, or you will get lost. The place is near the main road, but google map will bring you into small roads and may get lost. The ticket price, in my opinion is quite steep - S$20/ adult, S$15 / student. There is a large display collection of cameras. The guide was very friendly and helped us to take photos and explained to us some of the history of the cameras there. But mainly will see a number of video clips that explains with more information. There is also a "trick eye" room of sorts at the end of the tour. It's a small place, maybe 2 rooms of display, but interestingly we spent around 1.5 to 2 hours there.
Although it's nothing fancy, but my girls enjoyed it. After that, do have a walk along Gelam Gallery with the numerous interesting wall art.
Written 12 December 2020
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Jingpei
Singapore, Singapore1,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Small little museum and I would consider this a hidden find. Never knew there is a camera museum in Singapore. The person must have spent a bomb on the collections. Vintage and every milestone in photography, definitely an eye-opener. The tour was a good one, carried out by a photography enthusiast - brief and simple, what amazed me was the collection that is on display. Surprisingly spent longer than intended as we took a walk through history of photography in a small little space.
Written 2 October 2020
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sektao
Singapore, Singapore236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nice private collection. A few videos are available to explain further in addition to what the guide describes.
You can spend one good hour to visit this museum.
Written 26 December 2019
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Mau-travel
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), United Arab Emirates432 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Paying $20 is quite overpriced to see a large collection of cameras, some of which in actually bad conditions, with some large pieces missing in the history of photography: gentle and helpful staff, but hard to qualify as a "museum".
Written 3 November 2019
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Jayden Woo
Singapore, Singapore39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Being a local Singaporean, I do not normally visit any museum here. I was attracted to this particular museum because of its Instagrammable exterior.
The museum is very small. I have thought it will only take us 10 minutes to finish seeing everything inside. However, as soon as the guided tour started. Every sections of the display become so interesting and we ended up spending 1.5 hours instead.
Overall, it was a nice experience. The staffs are very friendly. It is instagrammable both inside and outside of the museum. You will find the visit worth your penny!
Written 7 August 2019
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David C
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
A great place to come with family in understanding the development of cameras. A largest and heaviest camera can also be found in the museum.
Written 4 June 2019
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Marilyn L
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It was a great breather away from the hustle and bustle, and heat on the streets. We spent around 2 hours in the museum learning about vintage cameras with a very friendly guide and his son. It was fun, educational and entertaining, we had an awesome time hanging out with them. You will also get the chance to have a hands-on feel with some of the vintage cameras too! The guide was absolutely amazing and took great pictures of us! Thanks for the warmth extended! A must visit if you're around the area! 😊
Written 13 April 2019
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