Michaels Camera Museum is a charming attraction for all photography enthusiasts looking for a unique experience in the city.
This museum is located on the corner of Elizabeth & Lonsdale Streets and is packed with nifty goodies for those who are fascinated by all things photography.
Michaels Camera Museum Melbourne, History, Opening Hours & Price
The museum is located within the Michaels Camera Video and Digital Store. The store stocks an array of cameras on sale, and offers courses on different facets of photography. Check out the store if you are interested in making a purchase or are shopping for a camera.
If you want to check out the museum, make your way to the back of the store and take the stairs then turn left at the top of the stairs. You will be welcomed by a varied collection of cameras contained in glass cabinets. With more than 2000 cameras on display, it is easy to see why this is a photographers heaven.
The museum cameras are part of a rich vintage collection that dates to as far back as the 1880’s. Some of the most fascinating designs of the cameras include those with machine gun configurations, certainly a far cry from the present hand-held models. The Box Brownie Camera is also worth checking out as this type of cameras has been phased out in the era of the digital age.
In addition to the camera collection at Michaels Camera Museum, there are also all kinds of photography displays including films, plates, lenses and projectors. Other attractions include the darkroom equipment, a collection of spy cameras and even a talking camera.
There is a big library onsite at the museum that houses photography-related literature. Here, you will get just about every kind of reference book, magazine and related brochures.
You can get to Michaels Camera Museum via train or tram, as the store is located right near Melbourne Central train station or on a 19, 57 or 59 tram.