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Paley Center for Media

465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310 786 1000
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Beverly Hills
Type: Educational Sites, Libraries, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Non-profit organization dedicated to collect and preserve those television and radio programs...
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Type: Educational Sites, Libraries, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Non-profit organization dedicated to collect and preserve those television and radio programs chosen for their artistic, cultural and historical significance.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I would highly recommend a visit to the Paley Center. The wonderful archive resources available for viewing have largely been digitised since our last visit in 2010 and the "Television Out of the Box" exhibit was very impressive when we visited in summer 2013 - the Center partnered with Warner Brothers Television to put on display original costumes, props, authentic... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I always wanted to visit the Paley and was glad I finally got to go. This is not a huge museum and you need to check on the show in residence and your intended time to visit. They do what they do very well and I hope to return soon to attend a talk given by one of my favoirite... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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249 reviews 249 reviews
96 attraction reviews
712 helpful votes 712 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Whether you are a fan of television or not, this place will have many things that will be up your alley. They have the set of the television show FRIENDS, HAPPY DAYS and other television replicas and props from the studios. I would recommend coming here and spending an hour, especially if you are here attending an event. Just come... More 

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West Milton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The staff was very friendly & helpful. Limited number of exhibits, wide ranging. The viewing library was interesting. Their website states "Free admission. Suggested contribution: $10.00 for adults." No, it is $10.00 to see everything. Unless, you just want to see the lobby and gift shop. Parking in the garage was not a problem.There is a lot of traffic from... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I don't see the point to waste your time there as a tourist. I go when I am invited to a party. Seen it, done it, no magic!

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Warwick, New York, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We visited the Paley Center in LA while visiting, due to the mostly high reviews. This place would get 5 stars from me if it were free, but it's not, hence my disappointment. If I'm paying $10 pp to see an exhibit, I except more than 1 room of props. This place should definitely be free because it's not worth... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We are former employees of CBS, but if you're merely a fan of classic and current television, this museum has exhibits and guest lectures that will entertain and educate you. It's a wonderful place to visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a cross between a museum and a library. It appears the building is used for functions and lectures. The exhibit hall upstairs is where temporary exhibits are housed. Currently, it's a Warner Bros. TV exhibit. There are displays (props, costumes) from West Wing, Seinfeld, Friends and ER. The original Wonder Woman costume is also on display. With children... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We spent a couple of hours here. The Warner Brothers exhibit is great. We got to sit on props that replicated Monks Diner from Seinfeld (you know- The Big Salad episode), a replica of the couch from Friends' Central Perk. There were lots of other props from a variety of movies and tv shows. The entrance fee was $10 which... More 

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

See some fun costumes and props from popular tv shows. Staff are very friendly and picture taking was encouraged. My daughter fell in love with Lynda Carter and her original Wonder Woman costume. The gift shop also has some fun collectibles.

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