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Film Museum (Museu del Cinema)

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Address: C/ Sequia 1, 17001 Girona, Spain
Phone Number: 972-412-777
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A high quality museum

I enjoyed this museum a lot. As other reviewers say, the majority of the museum is actually about moving image rather than cinema. In fact, you would wish the cinema section would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Only the photography part was open so can't give a proper review. However, even this seemed to consist only of a selection of film star-related photographs (unless I missed something).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I enjoyed this museum a lot. As other reviewers say, the majority of the museum is actually about moving image rather than cinema. In fact, you would wish the cinema section would be larger, as it was very interesting too. Through and through, the museum is executed with detail, care and taste in every aspect.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed whiling away a couple of hours here learning about the development of film - for this is really what this museum is all about. There are many items of memorabilia from the 19 and early 20 centuries which really add to the whole experience.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Although not part of "old Girona" dont miss this gem of a museum that shows the development of film technology.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The name Museu del Cinema can be a bit deceiving: visitors should have in mind that this is more of a museum of the moving image. It provides us with a great chronological profile of the human search for recording motion, from the ancient chinese shadow puppetry to the beginning (with emphasis on the word "beginning") of Cinema. Its collection... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

More of a History of moving images than a film museum, we found it to be fascinating. Progression from shadow puppets to the development of photography to moving pictures was very well done. Ended with an odd in memorium to silent movie stars. Larger than we expected too. Allow 2 hours.

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Potsdam, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

While this museum is more about the technology leading up to films, and not about movie history, it does an excellent job at it. The layout of the museum is chronological, with enough text to help you understand what you see, while brief enough to avoid becoming a burden to read. This is usually a fine balance and they get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As some other reviewers have said this is a strange location for this museum. But it was really worthwhile to see. Nice break from all of the heavy and religious stuff in girona. This museum is not so much about the history of film but about the history of the technology of film. It starts in ancient china / India... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My brother and I had a few days in Girona and because of the discounted admission (Tiquet M6; 50% off admission. Can be purchased at any of the 6 participating museums) decided to visit all the museums. The Museu del Cinema was one of the best museums I've ever been to. I've visited moving image museums in New York and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I didn't know why we should bother with a cinema museum in Girona but it was actually great fun & extremely informative. You get full, interactive history of cinema from camera obscura right through to today over 3 floors. A great few hours can be spent here.

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