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Address: 465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone Number: 310 786 1000
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Non-profit organization dedicated to collect and preserve those television...

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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Special exhibit on typewriters is a surprise

The museum is the largest archive of television in the world. The draw is that you can search the catalogue and find and listen to your favorites from years past. You can hear or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
NJTravellingfool
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Ridgewood, NJ

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Ridgewood, NJ
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508 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The museum is the largest archive of television in the world. The draw is that you can search the catalogue and find and listen to your favorites from years past. You can hear or watch the Jack Benny shows, and all the other greats of TV We went this time for one of their new exhibits which was about typewriters.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I attend the CSI Final event at Paley. The staff was very nice to answer questions if needed that night. I did have to come back to take pictures of the displays the had for the event which the staff was nice enough to let me do. Venue is small so get there early.

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Thank CSIfan3167
Mount Gambier, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We saw the typewriter exhibition !!!, some interesting information , but not worth $10 USD. the media room was very busy and as you have to wait for someone to assist you we weren't able to see any opt the old footage

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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place for TV and radio buffs.....enormous collection of vintage shows, special screenings and events, Q and A's, and the annual PaleyFest. The site is modern, comfortable, and quite beautiful, and the neighborhood has lots of great eateries.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were not certain if this was a museum or research facility, and it turns out that it is a bit of both. There is a research area closed to the general public, but there are rotating exhibitions and a cinema showing films about the movie and television industries. The building itself is wort a mention; it is quite beautiful... More 

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San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Only had a typewriter exhibit and a display of photographs from the television show Survivor. Everything else is just watching old television shows. No old sets, props,costumes, etc... on display. It is "free", but they do a hard sell of the $10 per person donation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I stopped in to see the special Survivor Exhibit. Lots of hands on things to do- like some of the Immunity Challenges from the show. The staff was very pleasant!

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

There are several exhibits offered each year here, you should have a great experience. Plan on a few hours to look around.

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Paley has ALL you could ask for as far as access to media in the last and current (or maybe in 19th) Century. GOOGLE for days/times and any fee + parking. Well worth the visit.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We came here hoping to see a history of TV and Radio. Instead there was ONLY an exhibit on typewriters and of Rocky and Bullwinkle. The Rocky and Bullwinkle exhibit was sparse could have been put in a small room. They could have used the vast space for a more interesting exhibit. The museum is free except for the pressure... More 

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