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Very original and interesting exhibition. Have not seen anything like this before. Had a great... read more

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Cinema Museum 1/12/2018

We are still on our quest to visit every museum in London,as we have been to all the more popular... read more

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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 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Thank hilary d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 14 September 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
Thank Mike T
Reviewed 8 September 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
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Reviewed 5 September 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
Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 19 August 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
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Reviewed 16 August 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
Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 21 July 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
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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