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Spy & Camera Museum

49 Grace St | Shop 1, Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
+61 447 496 183
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Unexpectedly fascinating!

We popped by on a whim, because my 6 year old likes “secret spy stuff”. For $40 the four of us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
,
Buderim, Australia
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If You Think Things Are Getting Better Just See What This Museum Tells You

There's only one way to do this museum - pay for the guided tour by Michael. I'm not saying you... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Paul F
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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 restoration service.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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49 Grace St | Shop 1, Herberton, Queensland 4887, Australia
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+61 447 496 183
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank David T
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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

Thank Paul F
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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

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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.

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Reviewed 3 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

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Michael P, Owner at Spy & Camera Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review!

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Michael Peterson is very knowledgeable, and loves his collection. Apart from miniature spy cameras, there are all makes and models of photographic gear across the ages.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

What a strange experience. Entering the museum on a whim, we were greeted by a cluttered room full of cabinets and "stuff" everywhere. Not quite sure what were agreeing to, we paid our $30 and began a "tour". Michael was informative and clearly knows his...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Our main purpose of going through Herberton was to go to the historical village. But we decided to have a look here as well and take the tour. There is certainly a large selection and variety of cameras on display and the owner, Michael, has...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit a real credit to Michael on interesting facts on tour cheers and thanks again!!

Thank K T
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We were a little pensive about this - and then even more apprehensive about forking out the $40 for the family guided tour. But we thoroughly enjoyed the tour - learned plenty and found it really entertaining

Thank MelbourneChina
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