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The Cinema Museum

2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH, England
+44 20 7840 2200
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A wonderful hidden gem in South London

The cinema museum is one of the best little museums in London. A hidden gem in Kennington situated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LondonLesley
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London
A Silver Scream

I was fortunate to visit the cinema museum as a part of a group that had arranged to hire the... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Salsri
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London, United Kingdom
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London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. The Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.The Museum is available most days for visits by guided tour but it is essential that these are booked in advance by phone or email.
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2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cinema museum is one of the best little museums in London. A hidden gem in Kennington situated where Charlie Chaplin entered the Workhouse. A wonderful collection which includes two cinemas and probably the best tour you will ever get with Morris who dressed up...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

I was fortunate to visit the cinema museum as a part of a group that had arranged to hire the venue. The organisers presented a "film noir" feature and the audience loved it, even with sub titles. For me the actual artifacts were the main...More

1  Thank Salsri
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

An absolute little gem of a museum, obviously run on a shoestring but all the better for it. I have wanted to visit for years and so glad I did, considering the current peril overhanging this wonderful museum regarding it's future. A definite must if...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Proper hidden away gem that you have to contact in order to get a tour. Is at risk of closing due to not enough funds which would be sad. Staff were great and tour was interesting. Upstairs screening room must be one of the coolest...More

1  Thank Beveraldo
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We arrived and there had been some of confusion over the times it was supposed to start - the website when I booked said 11.00 am, we arrived at 10.50 and a talk about the work houses was under way the guide said it was...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum today on a guided tour. We emailed and booked our two places to attend. Morris and Martin were the most wonderful tour guides and their passion for all things Cinema was infectious. The tour was interesting and there is so much...More

Thank Kate W
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

About 25 of us went to this Museum and were thoroughly delighted with it. We were met by Morris Hardcastle, in his cinema commissionaire uniform, then taken into a small film screening theater where we were regaled with the most amusing and interesting tales of...More

Thank Aitch C
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

How I've lived in London all my life and never known about this wonderful, quirky museum is beyond me. I discovered it rather sadly via a change.org petition to save it from being moved or demolished to make way for new (non social housing) London...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

......before it's lost.......Yes, it's difficult to find and you have to book the tour but in the end it is worth it! this place needs to be saved not least for the historic background but for the dedicated hard work, enthusiasm, knowledge and sheer joy...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Visited with a U3A group. Made very welcome - masses to see . Our guide had so much information to tell us . Ample time to explore and read about all the exhibits . Interesting short films . Historical site giving further interest to the...More

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