Asia Camera Museum
Asia Camera Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is an unusual museum all about photography from beginning to modern times. The entrance fee includes a guide who will take you through the processes involved in professional photography. The guide will also show the old school way of touching up photos back in the days before photoshop and editing too that can be done easily on even your phones. An honourable mention also goes to the mock-up of a dark room where I got another great explanation of how this worked.

I do not consider myself a photography enthusiast, but I found myself captivated by the passionate narrative and sheer enthusiasm of the guide. A fantastic visit and well worth the small entrance fee. I wish all museums had guides this interested in their exhibitions.
Written 19 February 2020
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Hi Macedonboy, Thank you for your review. Glad that you are happy when you are visiting Asia Camera Museum. We had moved to 71, 1st Floor, Lebuh Armenian, 4 years ago. All your photos that you shared showing that you are visited our museum before 2020. You are welcome to our new location, Lebuh Armenian.
Written 21 February 2020
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DX2020
Malaysia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
Been there once and was amazed by those vintage cameras and a friendly guide. Although they were old but still functional and when you touch it, the shutter sound thrill you to the max. I'll give my 1st visit a thumb UP but not the second.

Due to the unforgettable experience of the 1st and felt like having 1 more round touring the museum as my last visit was quite rush, visited for the 2nd time with my friend hoping for a more experience guide to guide us but this trip was totally different from the first.

Despite being welcomed, we was given the glare full of suspicion by the guide and were questioned like in the cops' movie. Felt strange at first and at last we came to realize that they thought we're spy or fanatics from the other camera museum and were there for some "purpose". However, we kept the uncomfortable feeling inside since we're there to have fun as we're enjoying our day off.

In spite of the type of explanations which we hope to be given, the whole session was like a debate. Hahaha. Every question we asked to know more about cameras, was given perfunctory ans like "we shouldn't ask such a question". The replied and response given for everything we said during the tour make us uncomfortable and at one time we felt like keeping silence and hope that the guided tour ends ASAP. More, for several times we're told and asked about the differences between the 2 cams' museums.

We've been to a few tourists spots and this is the first time in life we felt so much uncomfortable and disappointment. We were like other tourists just hoping to have a worth and enjoyable tour for the ticket price we paid.....Haizzzzzzzzzzzzz
Written 15 January 2015
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Ahling82
Penang Island, Malaysia12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Brought my relatives from HongKong and they wantes to visit camera museum after seeing some episode on Asian Food Channel.

We arrived at the place that seems like a Canon retail shop and asked the staff if this is the museum featured on AFC and they said yes.

But my uncle insisted its not as what they seen on the tv program but we were convinced after the staffs told us that it was moved to this location.

We spent about 20min before decided to leave. Each paid a discounted ticket of rm10. Its basically filled with alot of old cameras and their descriptions.

Later in the evening while we were visiting the cat cafe at georgetown muntri street. We realized the featured Camera Museum was right beside.

We end up taking alot of pictures in that camera museum, and bought alot of the merchandises. After realizing from the lady manager there that this is the first camera museum, we were dissapointed that the misleading info from the dishonest staff at Asia Camera Museum.

We end up didnt visit the real camera museum upstairs as our timing is limited.

My advice: get your info right before making travel plans.
Written 26 November 2014
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suriakachatna
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
located inside a canon shop, i don't think this fits to call an museum and it's misleading. although we find the collection to be amazing but i've seen these at the roadside market back in home Bangkok silom market too.

we didn't say much to the guy that's introducing us the small tour but for we got a discount at RM10 hence we won't complain much, i saw another couple of arab were cursing at the rm20 they paid, maybe they didn't ask for the discount that they supposed to.

overall, a place that u can skip. i do hope the museum improve on design and atmosphere.. sorry but i myself love culture and heritages.
Written 24 September 2014
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Jameskee
Singapore, Singapore80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
We were guided by Steven Tan in the museum tour. Steven did a fantastic job helping us understand the history of photography and the evolution through the centuries. I am particularly interested in the the Siao Seong shop display and the darkroom setup. Good to talk to Steven who is someone who knows photography and has passion in the craft. This is a must visit for anyone who is a true photographer!
Written 7 June 2014
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alexander c
Ipoh, Malaysia5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
Been there once with my my relatives from kl
We arrived at the place that seems like a Canon retail shop....
Written 25 March 2016
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Cybil V
Houston, TX38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
We tend to forget how far the basic camera has come. This museum takes you back through the entire history of the camera. It gives you a glimpse of the era where you had to edit and process photos by hand. They have a dark room as well and explain the entire process in detail. There are a variety of old cameras and projectors on display, This is great museum and I would definitely recommend checking it out if you have the time.
Written 5 August 2014
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Kat19761
Toowoomba, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Family
We stumbled on this Museum on one of our walks home. The guided tour was part of the admission and very informative.
Written 30 September 2014
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Mike F
Bangkok, Thailand44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
I liked this museum. The cameras were well displayed and contained a lot of information as well. It's a small museum and a bit pricey, but I think it is is still worth a visit.
Written 30 July 2014
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Suye
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Didn't expect it to be such a rich experience within the limited space.

The museum comprises 3 main parts, display room of camera models, room showing how photos are developed, and one showing the development (with camera models) of Cannon cameras.

The museum is disposed in an organized manner, the cameras were displayed according to their types (eg. SLR, DSLR, etc). Since the owners are professional in repairing the Cams, most of the models displayed are still functional. They managed to include and collect very old and historic models/ equipment. And unlike governmental museum, you can actually touch and play with some of the displays. Some models may lack explanation, but the helpful staff surely filled the gap.

The staff, May, was very passionate in guiding us through the cameras. She explained in detail how the cameras were developed, and shared the story behind the owners and the cameras, making the collections more special.

We had a little chat with the owner, they shared profession in photography and would like to share this with others. They wanted visitors to have hands-on experience, that's why quite models are allowed for touching. Am truly impressed by their passion.
Written 3 June 2014
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