Love Photography? Visit this Unique Vintage Camera Museum in Singapore
This museum has over a thousand cameras on display.
by Ina Louise Manto | August 21, 2023
Film is not dead. We’ve seen the rise of film photography over the recent years, proving that people still appreciate the art of having one chance to capture a moment and waiting a while until it’s scanned and developed. Singapore may be known for its modern developments, but what makes it an interesting travel destination is that you’d get a mixture of both the present and the past. One hidden gem includes a home for photography enthusiasts – the Vintage Cameras Museum:
Vintage Cameras Museum
Nestled near the hip and artsy Haji Lane, the Vintage Cameras Museum is a unique hidden gem in the Lion City. It’s the first of its kind in Singapore and the biggest in Asia. Boasting a camera body, the entrance to the museum is an experience in itself as you would have to enter the space through a gigantic camera lens. This museum is home to a thousand vintage cameras, which both film photography hobbyists and newbies would love.
The owners spent over 20 years collecting these rare jewels: from a gigantic Mammoth Camera that spans 6 meters long to the world’s smallest camera. You can also find cameras from the 1800s here!
Unlike other museums, you can pick up these vintage cameras. Have a look at the specs or pose with them for that IG snapshot.
Even if you’re not an enthusiast, including the Vintage Camera Museum in your itinerary is still worth it. It’s a fun learning experience to see how cameras have progressed over the years, and you’d appreciate the effort the owners poured into growing such a huge collection. Just be careful when handling them!
You can also view a rare collection of photographs in the museum, including an authentic replica of the first photograph taken.
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Location and ticket prices
The Vintage Cameras Museum is located at 8C & 8D Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199263. They’re open daily from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM.
Ticket prices are S$20 for adults.
For more information and ticketing, visit the official website.
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