Camera Museum

Camera Museum Camera Shop - Museum Gallery - Coffee Shop About Us: The Camera Museum actually began life in 1999 as the Tang Café in the heart of central London’s historic Museum Street opposite the British Museum.
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Created and run by the Tang brothers, Patrick Tang and Adrian Tang, the café battles in a highly competitive market. Patrick, the elder of the joint owners and a keen camera collector, decides to open a camera business in the basement to complement the clink of coffee cups upstairs. Patrick has built up a collection of camera equipment over the years. His collection includes high-end brands, ranging from Hasselblad to Rolleiflex, Leica to Nikon. Aperture - Patrick’s camera business - quickly establishes a solid reputation as a trustworthy and reliable camera dealership. Eventually, the camera dealership and the coffee shop roll themselves into one business - based at a uniquely atmospheric and creative place, frequented by photographers, artists, writers, students and tourists. In 2019, Patrick opened a dedicated Aperture store at Riding House Street, near to London’s famous Oxford Circus. The new store mainly specialises in Leica and Nikon equipment - and also offers a camera repair service as well as film processing, scanning and printing. Meanwhile, back at Museum Street, Adrian establishes the Camera Museum. This incorporates a true rarity - a specialist Hasselblad, Rolleiflex, Fujifilm dealership and Repair Service in the heart of London. And, as always, the ever-friendly coffee shop continues to offer freshly prepared food and drink all day. The Camera Museum now includes a fascinating Museum Gallery that exhibits a comprehensive timeline of cameras of all descriptions and makes, dating from the 19th century to the forefront of the current digital age. An estimated 40,000 different types of cameras have been made throughout the ever-changing history of photography. The Camera Museum will preserve cameras from every era and proudly show them to the public. Admission Fee: £1, Free for Children under 10. Your support will help us to improve our collection. The Camera Museum is a member of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM).

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BRAND NEW 35-RUCKSACK IN BURGUNDY CANVAS / TAN LEATHER WITH REMOVABLE PADDED INSERT TO TURN BACKPACK FROM CAMERA BAG TO ...
23/12/2020
BILLINGHAM 35 RUCKSACK | Camera Museum

BRAND NEW 35-RUCKSACK IN BURGUNDY CANVAS / TAN LEATHER WITH REMOVABLE PADDED INSERT TO TURN BACKPACK FROM CAMERA BAG TO A CASUAL BAG, MADE IN ENGLAND WITH A 5 YEAR MANUFACTURERS GUARANTEE

BRAND NEW 35-RUCKSACK IN BURGUNDY CANVAS / TAN LEATHER WITH REMOVABLE PADDED INSERT TO TURN BACKPACK FROM CAMERA BAG TO A CASUAL BAG, MADE IN ENGLAND WITH A 5 YEAR MANUFACTURERS GUARANTEE

BRAND NEW HADLEY ONE IN KHAKI CANVAS / TAN LEATHER WITH FULL INSERTS, INTERNAL BUILT IN 13 INCH LAPTOP HOLDER, REMOVABLE...
22/12/2020
BILLINGHAM HADLEY ONE | Camera Museum

BRAND NEW HADLEY ONE IN KHAKI CANVAS / TAN LEATHER WITH FULL INSERTS, INTERNAL BUILT IN 13 INCH LAPTOP HOLDER, REMOVABLE STRAP & LUGGAGE TROLLEY STRAP RETAINER, MADE IN ENGLAND WITH A 5 YEAR MANUFACTURERS GUARANTEE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FULL RANGE OF COLOURS

BRAND NEW HADLEY ONE IN KHAKI CANVAS / TAN LEATHER WITH FULL INSERTS, INTERNAL BUILT IN 13 INCH LAPTOP HOLDER, REMOVABLE STRAP & LUGGAGE TROLLEY STRAP RETAINER, MADE IN ENGLAND WITH A 5 YEAR MANUFACTURERS GUARANTEE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FULL RANGE OF COLOURS

BRAND NEW HADLEY PRO IN BURGUNDY CANVAS / CHOC LEATHER WITH FULL INSERTS & STRAP, MADE IN ENGLAND WITH A 5 YEAR MANUFACT...
22/12/2020
BILLINGHAM HADLEY PRO | Camera Museum

BRAND NEW HADLEY PRO IN BURGUNDY CANVAS / CHOC LEATHER WITH FULL INSERTS & STRAP, MADE IN ENGLAND WITH A 5 YEAR MANUFACTURERS GUARANTEE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FULL RANGE OF COLOURS

BRAND NEW HADLEY PRO IN BURGUNDY CANVAS / CHOC LEATHER WITH FULL INSERTS & STRAP, MADE IN ENGLAND WITH A 5 YEAR MANUFACTURERS GUARANTEE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FULL RANGE OF COLOURS

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
21/12/2020

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

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05/12/2020

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COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE, 35MM PANORAMIC FILM CAMERA WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £1190
08/11/2020
PANON WIDELUX F8. NEAR MINT | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE, 35MM PANORAMIC FILM CAMERA WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £1190

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE, 35MM PANORAMIC FILM CAMERA WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ACUTE MATTE SCREEN, PME51 PRISM,  LENS HOOD, QUICK RELEASE COUPLING, NEW LIGHT SEAL & A 6 MONTH...
07/11/2020
205TCC WITH 80MM FT* LENS & E12CC BACK. EXC++ | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ACUTE MATTE SCREEN, PME51 PRISM, LENS HOOD, QUICK RELEASE COUPLING, NEW LIGHT SEAL & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £1990 BARGAIN

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ACUTE MATTE SCREEN, PME51 PRISM, LENS HOOD, QUICK RELEASE COUPLING, NEW LIGHT SEAL & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

Coffee?!?!
05/11/2020

Coffee?!?!

How to replace Hasselblad V-Series Light Seal - Light Seal Kit available In-store & Online
02/11/2020
Hasselblad V-Series Light Seal Replacement

How to replace Hasselblad V-Series Light Seal - Light Seal Kit available In-store & Online

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COMPLETE SET OF 3 PIECE LASER CUT LIGHT SEAL KIT FOR ALL HASSELBLAD V-SERIES FILM BACKS, COMES WITH A SIMPLE STEP-BY-STE...
18/10/2020
LIGHT SEAL KIT. NEW | cameramuseum

COMPLETE SET OF 3 PIECE LASER CUT LIGHT SEAL KIT FOR ALL HASSELBLAD V-SERIES FILM BACKS, COMES WITH A SIMPLE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE - £25

COMPLETE SET OF 3 PIECE LASER CUT LIGHT SEAL KIT FOR ALL HASSELBLAD V-SERIES FILM BACKS, COMES WITH A SIMPLE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL STRAP, FILTER, MAINS ADAPTER, TWIN BATTERY DOCK CHARGER & SPARE BATTERY, LENS ACT: 764...
29/09/2020
X1D-II 50C WITH 45MM XCD F4 P LENS. MINT | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL STRAP, FILTER, MAINS ADAPTER, TWIN BATTERY DOCK CHARGER & SPARE BATTERY, LENS ACT: 764, COMES WITH ALL ORIGINAL BOXES & MANUAL, 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £5490

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL STRAP, FILTER, MAINS ADAPTER, TWIN BATTERY DOCK CHARGER & SPARE BATTERY, LENS ACT: 764, COMES WITH ALL ORIGINAL BOXES & MANUAL, 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL BOX & MANUAL, STRAP, LENS HOOD, RMFX-180 VIEW FINDER WITH LATER VERSION FOCUSING ADAPT...
26/09/2020
903SWC WITH 38MM F4.5 CFT* BIOGON LENS & A12 BACK. MINT | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL BOX & MANUAL, STRAP, LENS HOOD, RMFX-180 VIEW FINDER WITH LATER VERSION FOCUSING ADAPTER & COVER, NEW LIGHT SEAL FITTED & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £4490

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL BOX & MANUAL, STRAP, LENS HOOD, RMFX-180 VIEW FINDER WITH LATER VERSION FOCUSING ADAPTER & COVER, NEW LIGHT SEAL FITTED & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

Camera Museum Model 2020
09/09/2020

Camera Museum Model 2020

Spy Camera
02/09/2020

Spy Camera

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH 3 BATTERIES, CHARGER & CAR CHARGER, LEADS, 3 X EXTENSION TUBES, REMOTE CONTROL, LENS HOOD & BOX...
30/08/2020
H3D-39MP WITH 100MM F2.2 HC LENS. EXC+++ | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH 3 BATTERIES, CHARGER & CAR CHARGER, LEADS, 3 X EXTENSION TUBES, REMOTE CONTROL, LENS HOOD & BOX, ACTUATION ON THE BACK IS 3179, LENS: 2908, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £3990

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH 3 BATTERIES, CHARGER & CAR CHARGER, LEADS, 3 X EXTENSION TUBES, REMOTE CONTROL, LENS HOOD & BOX, ACTUATION ON THE BACK IS 3179, LENS: 2908, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH LENS HOOD, STRAP, CHARGER & SPARE BATTERY, XV LENS ADAPTOR FOR V LENSES, ALL ORIGINAL BOXES, CO...
30/08/2020
X1D 50C WITH 45MM XCD F3.5 LENS. MINT | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH LENS HOOD, STRAP, CHARGER & SPARE BATTERY, XV LENS ADAPTOR FOR V LENSES, ALL ORIGINAL BOXES, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £4990

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH LENS HOOD, STRAP, CHARGER & SPARE BATTERY, XV LENS ADAPTER FOR V LENSES, ALL ORIGINAL BOXES, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

COMPLETE VINTAGE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE & KEYS, SPORTS VIEWFINDER WITH INSTRUCTION & BOX. 80MM F2.8 TESSA...
20/07/2020
1000F WITH 80MM F2.8 TESSAR & 2 OTHER LENSES, 12 ON BACK. GOOD | cameramuseum

COMPLETE VINTAGE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE & KEYS, SPORTS VIEWFINDER WITH INSTRUCTION & BOX. 80MM F2.8 TESSAR WITH HOOD, 60MM F5.6 DISTAGON & 135MM F3.5 SONNAR LENS. NEW LIGHT SEAL FITTED AND A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £990

COMPLETE VINTAGE CAMERA KIT WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE & KEYS, SPORTS VIEWFINDER WITH INSTRUCTION & BOX. 80MM F2.8 TESSAR WITH HOOD, 60MM F5.6 DISTAGON & 135MM F3.5 SONNAR LENS. NEW LIGHT SEAL FITTED AND A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

Friendly salesman, offering products and also to enter the museum.It was downstairs, costed £1 and was quite adventurous...
07/07/2020
Google review of Camera Museum by Olarum22

Friendly salesman, offering products and also to enter the museum.
It was downstairs, costed £1 and was quite adventurous.
Enjoyed it well. Oh, they have coffee and pastries. Take a seat outside and create some impressions, others will admire.

★★★★★ "Friendly salesman, offering products and also to enter the museum. It was downstairs, costed £1 and was quite adventurous. Enjoyed it well. Oh, they have coffee and pastries. Take a seat outside and create some impressions, others will admire."

The Camera Museum is an awesome little find for any camera lover but frankly, even if you just fancy a coffee, this plac...
07/07/2020
Google review of Camera Museum by Peter Levenspiel

The Camera Museum is an awesome little find for any camera lover but frankly, even if you just fancy a coffee, this place rocks. It's just sooooo much more interesting than a chain store cafe. There's games and books and it's a great place to chat photography and blow an hour or so out. Massive, highly, big tip recommend.

★★★★★ "The Camera Museum is an awesome little find for any camera lover but frankly, even if you just fancy a coffee, this place rocks. It's just sooooo much more interesting than a chain store cafe. There's games and books and it's a great place to chat photography and blow an hour or so ...

Great collection of cameras.Also lovely friendly staff :)10/10 would camera again
07/07/2020
Google review of Camera Museum by Chris O'Kane

Great collection of cameras.
Also lovely friendly staff :)
10/10 would camera again

★★★★★ "Great collection of cameras. Also lovely friendly staff :) 10/10 would camera again"

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ACUTE MATTE-D SPLIT SCREEN, CUSTOM BLUE TRIM, JUST HAD FULL SERVICE & NEW LIGHT SEAL FITTED, CO...
03/07/2020
501CM WITH 80MM F2.8 CFET* LENS & LATER A12 BACK. EXC+++ | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ACUTE MATTE-D SPLIT SCREEN, CUSTOM BLUE TRIM, JUST HAD FULL SERVICE & NEW LIGHT SEAL FITTED, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £2090

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH ACUTE MATTE-D SPLIT SCREEN, CUSTOM BLUE TRIM, JUST HAD FULL SERVICE & NEW LIGHT SEAL FITTED, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT OWNED BY A COLLECTOR & KEEN CAMERA ENTHUSIAST, PRODUCED IN 1987 TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF...
03/07/2020
500CM 30TH ANNIVERSARY GOLD EDITION, 80MM F2.8 CFT* & A12 BACK. MINT | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT OWNED BY A COLLECTOR & KEEN CAMERA ENTHUSIAST, PRODUCED IN 1987 TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC 500CM CAMERA. THIS 24-CARAT GOLD LIMITED EDITION CAMERA WITH ONLY 1400 MADE. IT IS A VERY USABLE COLLECTOR'S PIECE, COMES WITH NEW LIGHT SEAL FITTED & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £3250

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT OWNED BY A COLLECTOR & KEEN CAMERA ENTHUSIAST, PRODUCED IN 1987 TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC 500CM CAMERA. THIS 24-CARAT GOLD LIMITED EDITION CAMERA WITH ONLY 1400 MADE. IT IS A VERY USABLE COLLECTOR'S PIECE, COMES WITH NEW LIGHT SEAL FITTED & A 6 MONTH...

H3D BODY WITH HVD 90X VIEW FINDER, H3D-39MP BACK, STRAP, BODY CAPS, 2 BATTERIES & CHARGER, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTE...
03/07/2020
H3D-39MP DIGITAL BACK. EXC+++ | cameramuseum

H3D BODY WITH HVD 90X VIEW FINDER, H3D-39MP BACK, STRAP, BODY CAPS, 2 BATTERIES & CHARGER, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £2290

H3D BODY WITH HVD 90X VIEW FINDER, H3D-39MP BACK, STRAP, BODY CAPS, 2 BATTERIES & CHARGER, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH LENS HOOD, ORIGINAL HASSELBLAD LEATHER CASE & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £2090
05/03/2020
XPAN WITH 45MM F4 LENS. EXC+ | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH LENS HOOD, ORIGINAL HASSELBLAD LEATHER CASE & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £2090

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH LENS HOOD, ORIGINAL HASSELBLAD LEATHER CASE & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

COMPLETE SET WITH ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES & CASE, COMES WITH CENTRE FILTER, LENS HOOD, FINDER & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £2190
05/03/2020
30MM F5.6 XPAN LENS. EXC+++ | cameramuseum

COMPLETE SET WITH ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES & CASE, COMES WITH CENTRE FILTER, LENS HOOD, FINDER & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE - £2190

COMPLETE SET WITH ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES & CASE, COMES WITH CENTRE FILTER, LENS HOOD, FINDER & A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH 45MM LENS & HOOD, ACTUATION: 507, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH - £2090
01/03/2020
XPAN WITH 45MM F4 LENSE. EXC+ | cameramuseum

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH 45MM LENS & HOOD, ACTUATION: 507, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH - £2090

COMPLETE CAMERA KIT WITH 45MM LENS & HOOD, ACTUATION: 507, COMES WITH A 6 MONTH GUARANTEE

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Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00

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Visited the Hasselblad Centre in Gothenburg at the weekend..
Lest we forget
Fuji X-M1 with Voigtlander Nokton 40mm attached via helicoid FX/LM adapter..
MUST HAVE experience for any photographer! One of the best places in the heart of London: welcoming and helpful stuff, cozy atmosphere, fresh juices and home made food, well organised display and and silent movies viewings to come! Well done! will return!
Wonderful refuge... nice to return there again today. Manual cameras, Hasselblad, great coffee. Highly recommended :-))
Another coffee added
Camera Repair Shop London | https://goo.gl/iLy4VS
Found camera like my dad had at one point in Camera Museum