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Michaels Camera Museum

Corner Elizabeth and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9672 2222
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Wonderful collection

The museum is on the first floor of a camera shop in central Melbourne. Entry is free and it is a... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Strike a pose

Michaels Camera Museum is a neat spot to check out for 30minutes or so to see the variety of... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
Moncton, Canada
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One of the world's Classic & Antique camera museums. Over 2,500 cameras on display. Free Entry! (As a goodwill tourism gesture by the Michael family to City Of Melbourne).
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  • Very good59%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Corner Elizabeth and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9672 2222
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The museum is on the first floor of a camera shop in central Melbourne. Entry is free and it is a large collection of old cameras. I would have liked to see more information signs.

1  Thank Betula103
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Michaels Camera Museum is a neat spot to check out for 30minutes or so to see the variety of cameras they have in there. Some of them we used to own or friends owned, others we have never heard of and would be unlikely to...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Peter M, Owner at Michaels Camera Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thanks a lot for your comments. We'll endeavour to add some more signage. Is there any particular area that you suggest? Best regards, Peter Michael, Managing Director - michaels

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If your into your photography and camera's this is the place to go. Its free and brilliant. Lots of old cameras throughout the years on display. A great thing that has been done is a star rating on how likely you are to get hold...More

1  Thank Kookie2014
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Good selection of bags and lighting. Repair shop is good too. Professional and reliable with films, developing and printing them. Have all sort of variety of films

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Visited today to have a look. It was just amazing, looking at the history of the camera and reading of the wonderful people that had the foresight in developing the camera so we can enjoy their vision. Loved it.

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Located inside Michaels Camera Shop on Level 1. Its just a small section at the far end of the floor. But it has hundreds of old cameras from Pentax, Nikon, Canon, Ricoh, Minolta, Olympus. There is also a small display of slightly modern cameras when...More

1  Thank TKW888
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Our leaflet claimed it is the 'largest camera musum in the world'. I have a feeling the camera section of the National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire UK, may have a larger collection. However, Michael's is most certainly an excellent museum and well worth...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Camera nerds will think they have died and gone to heaven when they see Michael's Camera Museum. It has almost every sort of camera you can think of. Honestly, a lot of it is over my head, but if you are a camera aficionado, you...More

1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Interesting collection of cameras and photos. Quite small though and strategically placed inside a large camera shop. Worth a visit to pop in and take a look though.

1  Thank romi1331
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Interesting collection of cameras from all over the world. Covers large format to digital with the emphasis on 35mm. Not very well labelled and little explanation of the history but nevertheless an amazing collection. Well worth a visit for any camera collector.

1  Thank Henry C
Central Business District
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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