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Film Museum (Museu del Cinema)

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A fantastic collection depicting the development of cinema

This is not to be missed. It is an amazing journey through the development of technology to create... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
Magic, illusion, the art of cinema!

Don't miss this museum! It tells the story of story-telling via images. It starts with the first... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Experience and view the history of moving images, from shadow theatre to the cinema, with the Tomàs Mallol Collection. An interactive, educational and entertaining exhibition, interesting for all ages.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
C/ Sequia 1, 17001 Girona, Spain
+34 972 41 27 77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not to be missed. It is an amazing journey through the development of technology to create moving images. There are brilliant displays of shadow puppetry, zoetropes, magic lanterns, editing machines and cameras. This truly is a hidden gem in the city of Girona.

1  Thank jr532015
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Don't miss this museum! It tells the story of story-telling via images. It starts with the first play with shadows around the fire in the caves and proceeds to the 21st century. You can experience hands-on the beautiful devices that were used throughout the ages...More

1  Thank 1002colour
Reviewed April 6, 2018

This museum is full of excellent hands-on exhibits that document and explain how film was developed. It focuses on the technical development rather than the artistic development. So, if you are a film buff looking for information about famous actors and films, you may be...More

Thank Louis B
Reviewed January 19, 2018

On a day trip to beautiful Girona from Barcelona we decided to drop in to the Cinema Museum on our way back to the railway station. What a wonderful find this was. The museum is laid out in time zones and chronologically charts the history...More

1  Thank cmmf11
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Went here with my daughter. We both enjoyed ourselves. You pay on the ground floor but start on the third floor and work your way down. Prices were not expensive. €5 for my daughter and €2.50 for me as a senior. It goes through many...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed October 14, 2017

This museum is packed full of film memorabilia taking you through the history of cinema, with some hands-on exhibits. A really impressive collection and I learnt lots of stuff I didn't know. Well worth a visit.

Thank lavapalava
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Very interesting. Had never logically connected how cinema and photography evolved. Sone interesting artifacts.

Thank Freddie0405
Reviewed September 17, 2017

I was happy to find myself spending well over an hour there. I’ll give you the overall story: Beginning with shadow puppetry, figuring out how light and lenses work, towards animations, and then the movies, home movies, and in the end the television. I suppose...More

1  Thank VanskiFreddy
Reviewed September 16, 2017

We loved this, small, informative and interactive with 11 & 13 yr olds. The 47 yr olds loved it too! Easy to find, helpful staff.

Thank Jo S
Reviewed September 2, 2017

This place was deceptively large inside, lots of exhibits dating right from the very early days of film making right up to the modern day. Some interesting props and costumes from films and bits to play with and interact with which is always good for...More

Thank AmyGeorgina
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