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Spy & Camera Museum

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An amazing collection of rare, interesting cameras

This is probably the last thing that you would expect to find in a little town like this. What a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
John M
Geelong, Australia
world class

The museum has a world class camera collection with rare cameras and Michael is delightfully funny... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Cairns, Australia
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This is one of the largest and RAREST camera collections in the WORLD do not miss this tour, you will not see this anywhere else in the world .Michael Petersen the owner is also a photographer and camera collector the museum also provides a photo...more
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49 Grace St | Shop 1, Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
+61 447 496 183
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is probably the last thing that you would expect to find in a little town like this. What a wonderful collection of all things camera, unexpected rare models from all corners of the earth gathered together in little Herberton. Really is a must see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank John M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The museum has a world class camera collection with rare cameras and Michael is delightfully funny and informative!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JohnPo64
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Not only do you see SPY cameras from all over the world but also camera film that is still better than today! Some from 1900’s and still working. The spy stuff reminded us of Maxwell smart haha. But real buttons that had a camera attached....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Desiree K
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved it, the guided tour is must. $15 for a guided tour, we learnt so much on the history of camera’s. Some of the camera’s are over a hundred years old, & still work. Well worth the visit👍

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

For some reason my daughter is fascinated with spies and spying, so when we saw the museum she had to go in. Michael gave her a great tour (it wasn't busy) and after we finally extracted her it took a few days before she stopped...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andy S
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We popped by on a whim, because my 6 year old likes “secret spy stuff”. For $40 the four of us received a 90 minute guided tour covering the history of photography, some cool spy equipment and stories, and a few hands-on exhibits. I’m not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

There's only one way to do this museum - pay for the guided tour by Michael. I'm not saying you won't get value out of it if you don't but you'll absolutely, definitely, miss a whole lot. The tour gives great insight into ingenuity. It...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I didn't really know what to expect in this little treasure trove of cameras,stories and exhibits. Micheal is an expert in the camera world and you can tell he loves his exhibits and is passionate about sharing his knowledge. Loved that there was some hands...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Had the guided tour which gave a fascinating insight into espionage techniques over the last 100 years and the gradual evolution of photography. Well worth the $15 cover.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Scott B
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I'm astounded at how many residents of Herberton - deceased or still around - were collectors of rare cameras. The original curator of this museum was himself a spy, the current owner and guide, Michael, is an eccentric, extremely knowledgeable photographer. My husband is a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Michael P, Owner at Spy & Camera Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review!

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