The World's Largest Camera Museum - Free Entry!

A ‘must-do’ visit to the world’s largest camera collection only at michaels camera video and digital’s World Famous Camera Museum in the heart of downtown Melbourne, is a voyage through time which includes some of the most recognised, rare, unique and iconic cameras since the late 1800’s.

The museum consists of more than 10,000 items, of which approximately 3,000 are on display at any one time. The display is rotated and updated on a regular basis, so each periodic visit will allow you enjoy a different segment of the World’s most comprehensive camera collection ever collated & made available to the general public.

Amongst the significant rare pieces, the museum boasts a rarely seen WWII Japanese Naval Machine Gun camera and the Hasselblad Space Camera used by NASA. The vastness & depth of the museum also encompasses Zeiss cameras with Military insignia, Talking cameras, the first cameras with Electronic Shutters,early Autofocus cameras, Rapid cameras, APS cameras, 110 cameras, 126 cameras, Spy cameras, a huge array of Limited Edition & Gold cameras, Olympus Ferrari cameras, Instamatics, Box cameras, Polaroid cameras, early Pro & Consumer Digital cameras, Light Meters, Movie cameras, Projectors, Stereo cameras.

The Museum is frequented by photographic enthusiasts from around the globe. It’s not unusual to find senior executives from major Japanese & European camera manufactures pointing out cameras their companies manufactured before they were even born… sometimes, unaware that their company even made these cameras!

Be enthralled…..  entry is free. The museum is conveniently located on Level 1 of the michaels building (an iconic photographic landmark established 1916).

As seen on ABC - "The Collectors" series: Tour Of michaels Museum by Eric Kim - International Street Photographer


A Glimpse of the michaels' Museum