About Bensusan Museum of Photography

The Bensusan Museum of Photography is home to a collection of rare and valuable precision-made photographic equipment. For example, a very early Daguerre camera - bought by his English rival, WH Fox Talbot, in 1839, the year that the invention of photography was announced to the world - is on display.

The collector's gallery shows how, seemingly impossible obstacles to photography's evolution were solved by ingenious engineering solutions.

The museum also collects the pictures made using this equipment - from the earliest wet-plate prints, to experiments in 3D such as stereoscopic views and holograms, to digital images.

The museum also specialises in preserving the work of South African photographers. Along the way interactive toys, darkrooms and multimedia shows teach basic lessons in the principles of optics, light and the moving image, and the fundamentals of photography.

Need to Know

WhereMuseum Africa, 121 Bree Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

WhenTuesday to Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)11 833-5624

OvernightThe closest town is Newtown, in Gauteng

Disclaimer

Please note, business details can change. While we endeavour to ensure all information provided by the service provider is correct at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability caused by errors or changes, such as price, cost, time, and location. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described, before making any travel plans.

Feedback?

Please let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies. Click here to send us feedback if this is your service/activity.

Find Bensusan Museum of Photography in these collections

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options

Other things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Accommodation convenient to Bensusan Museum of Photography

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / Gauteng Accommodation / Johannesburg Accommodation / Newtown Accommodation

Newtown as a destination

Want to stay overnight?

Number of Guests

Property Type

  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
Things To Do
Destination Newtown
  • Newtown

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.