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A step back in time

Over Christmas, we booked onto a thoroughly enjoyable guided tour of the cinema museum in... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Paulfoodie_UK
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London, United Kingdom
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Very original and interesting exhibition. Have not seen anything like this before. Had a great... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
VentureGill
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Newcastle upon Tyne, 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...more
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

Over Christmas, we booked onto a thoroughly enjoyable guided tour of the cinema museum in Kennington. It's run by volunteers for ten pounds you get to see old artefacts, hear stories, see old films and even get a free cuppa and a biscuit. Pre booking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Paulfoodie_UK
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Very original and interesting exhibition. Have not seen anything like this before. Had a great time. Definitely worth a visit if you're in London

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank VentureGill
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We are still on our quest to visit every museum in London,as we have been to all the more popular museums,we are always looking for more unusual ones.I rang the museum to book a guided tour(essential),and invited 2 friends along(and hubby!).The museum is a 10...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank hilary d
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Upon arrival we were treated to a short film of Charlie Chaplin . Following this Martin one of the directors conducted a very interesting talk and took us around the building. This is full of film memorabilia and equipment. He has such a wealth of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LesleyB670
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We attended yesterdays tour and we both loved it. Led by the knowledgeable, amiable and entertaining guide, Morris, the collection was brought to life. Memories were revived of cinema going and stories swapped. Yes, some people might prefer a collection arranged in some sort of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mike T
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Attended a fundraising event here this week to help this wonderful museum full of bygone memorabilia. Originally a workhouse, where a young Charlie Chaplin found himself for a while, now surrounded by residential properties, the period-dressed, dedicated staff will transport you back to the early...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Lindar90
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Came for a fund raising event to help this wonderful place stay in it's present location. Returned next day for a fascinating insight into the marvellous collection of artefacts and history of the building. Many thanks to Morris our guide. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Fascinating insight into the history of British Cinemas hosted by Morris who is both supremely knowledgable and entertaining. Agree with other reviews. A visit not to be missed but allow time to soak in the complete experience. This facility must NOT be lost to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Foody055
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I thought the review i’d read about the “two hour or the four hour” tour was a joke - but these were the more entertaining (nearly) four hours I’ve had in London. There’s a treasure everywhere you look, the volunteers are wonderful and you get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed July 21, 2018

In it's favour is the pre tour entertaining talk of cinema's in the bygone era. Morris is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. However, I feel it could be shorter. Next is the social history of the building which although very interesting could have been compacted. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Linda A
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