A day at the Photo Museum (Muzeum Fotografii)

Last week a few friends and I headed down for a tour of the local Photo Museum here in Bydgoszcz.

I drive by it all the time, so when one of them suggested that we go check it out, as was completely on board!  Now it is defiantly on the small side but it was still fun.

The lobby of the museum before you actually go in. Here is where they do photo exhibits of different photographers.  Malawi is the current exhibit.

The lobby of the museum before you actually go in. Here is where they do photo exhibits of different photographers. Malawi is the current exhibit.

As you can see the museum is not the big but is still interesting.

As you can see the museum is not the big but is still interesting.

The sniper camera.

The sniper camera.

A James Bond type camera.

A James Bond type camera.

Back in the day in Poland you have to have a license to be a photographer.  Here is an old certificate and license from someone here.

Back in the day in Poland you had to have a license to be a photographer. Here is an old certificate and license from someone here.

An old glass plate negative.

An old glass plate negative.

The museum in a old photo paper factory.  This is some of the paper they used to make here. It was open before WWII and during the war the Germans took control of it and ran it.

The museum in a old photo paper factory. This is some of the paper they used to make here. It was open before WWII and during the war the Germans took control of it and ran it.

Just one of the few displays of camera's they have.

Just one of the few displays of camera’s they have.

How many different parts make up a camera?  Here you go!

How many different parts make up a camera? Here you go!

Who remembers these light bulbs?  I loved it when they would pop and I still can remember the smell they gave off.

Who remembers these light bulbs? I loved it when they would pop and I still can remember the smell they gave off.

Oh, if pictures could talk the stories they could tell.

Oh, if pictures could talk the stories they could tell.

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Just of the many neat camera’s here.

Oh, I would L-O-V-E to get my hands on one of these!!!

Oh, I would L-O-V-E to get my hands on one of these!!!

This was out guide in the museum.  He was GREAT and you could tell he love photography and loved his job! Here he is showing us an old movie projector.

This was our guide in the museum. He was GREAT and you could tell he love photography and loved his job! Here he is showing us an old movie projector.

Now this room brings back some memories from high school photography class.  Yes, I went to high school in the stone ages before digital camera's.  Yes, this is a working photo lab where you can go and develop your film and photograph's.

Now this room brings back some memories from high school photography class. Yes, I went to high school in the stone ages before digital camera’s. Yes, this is a working photo lab where you can go and develop your film and photograph’s.

Did I mention I would love to get my hand on one of these old school camera's?

Did I mention I would love to get my hand on one of these old school camera’s?

The group of us walking around the upstairs of the museum.

The group of us walking around the upstairs of the museum.

An old kit of arts who used to color black and white photographs.

An old kit which was used to color black and white photographs.

If you are in the Bydgoszcz area and looking for something to do because you have an hour of free time(promise you in less then an hour you will be done), go check this museum.

For more information about the Museum of Photography click HERE for their current admission fees and hours. 

As you can tell with my blog, I love to take photographs so I have a hunch I will be visiting here soon!

Are a print photo album person or do you have all your pictures digitally on the computer? I am photo album person!  If you aren’t going to look at them, why take them?

love kelley
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