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Film Museum (Museu del Cinema)

Address: C/ Sequia 1, 17001 Girona, Spain
Phone Number: 972-412-777
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Girona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a lovely little find and even our teens got interested . There are some lovely interactive parts and the history was really interesting. It is lovely and cool and the displays are well explained. Good interactive parts as well so it's not all reading for the kids. Well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We happened to visit Girona on a public holiday with most of the shops closed, so we spent some time at art galleries and the film museum. The museum has many rooms, describing the historical evolution of producing moving pictures, and I think it does it very thoroughly. The functioning of lots of different methods are covered from photography to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had time to see only one museum in Girona as it was a Sunday and the museums close at 2 pm. The museum presents the history of motion pictures from shadow shows to the present. Excellent displays of early animation and "magic lantern" shows. As a movie buff, I was captivated and would happily visit here again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are expecting mini bios of film stars or an intellectual discussion on Werner Hertzog, forget it! This museum is about the history of how film was made ( that is the technical side and not the arty side). It is the product of a collector who's hobby got a bit out of hand and instead of his wife... More 

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