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Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History

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Address: 531 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5516
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+1 412-231-7881
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Beautiful collection of glass plates

:Photos and photography related items from the entire history of photography. A beautiful collection and such a knowledgeable curator!!

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

:Photos and photography related items from the entire history of photography. A beautiful collection and such a knowledgeable curator!!

Thank crystal b
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled across this little museum while searching on TripAdvisor for things to do in Pittsburgh. Tour takes about an hour and Bruce walks you through the history of photography with old pictures and cameras and very interesting narratives. Great experience, you can tell Bruce has a passion for photography and loves to share it, makes the tour so much more... More 

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you are a Pittsburgher (as I am), or a visitor, and you love photography, especially old photography, you want to find your way to this jewel. Now on an upper floor (though soon to expand to the ground floor), the museum is an incredible collection of old photographs, going back over 170 years. Did you ever hear of Pittsburgh's... More 

Thank Tim M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I'm so glad I got the Groupon for this museum, but it's well worth paying the full price! I plan on coming back when they start their Lincoln exhibit. If you're a photographer, amateur or professional, you need to visit. If you like history, you need to visit! Extremely interesting and an impressive collection of cameras and photographs. Our visit... More 

Thank jameska12
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Just when you think you've tapped everything out, you find another gem. This museum is worth the visit. The tour is guided and walked you through the earliest days of photography with lots of really cool examples to bring it to life. Hundreds of photos, many hundreds of cameras in a cool exhibit. We went with our 13 year old... More 

Thank Doug_in_Pgh
Lorton, Virginia
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Much to our delight and surprise, this museum is entertaining & packed with so many photographic related artifacts. It is a wonderful tour conducted by a very knowledgable guide. Lots of local historical tidbits shared which one may not get elsewhere. We definitely plan on returning as there is so much to see and absorb. Note, although this is a... More 

Thank J. J
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Something for everyone at Photo Antiquities. Great photos from the beginning of photographic history, all kinds of subjects, wonderful PITTSBURGH exhibit, great collection of cameras and artifacts. The whole tour was so fascinating. Looking forward to the upcoming Lincoln exhibit in May. We spent about 90 mins there.

Thank Deanna S
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I am a retired professional photographer. I loved walking down memory lane in this tiny place. The owner has packed so much history and old equipment into the two rooms that make up the museum. It is a guided tour and it seemed that he did not want us to do much browsing. The owner/guide is very knowledgeable and informative.... More 

Thank fog49
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to visit the museum on a Saturday morning and we had such a better time than we expected. This would appeal to you if you are into photography and history or just love to know more about Pittsburgh. We had no idea that we would get a tour and explanations of basically everything in the... More 

Thank che11y
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Photo Antiquities is a most interesting museum featuring several rooms/displays of vintage photographic images and equipment. A docent gives a brief history of early photo techniques and then you are free to explore several rooms of old photos and cameras. Questions are welcomed. This small museum offers something for photography buffs as well as the general public. The old photos... More 

Thank Rosemary M

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