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Paley Center for Media

Address: 465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Beverly Hills)
Phone Number: 310 786 1000
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Type: Specialty museums, Libraries, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Non-profit organization dedicated to collect and preserve those television and radio programs...
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Type: Specialty museums, Libraries, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources, 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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West Hollywood, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
73 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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253 reviews 253 reviews
97 attraction reviews
732 helpful votes 732 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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22 reviews 22 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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