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A Fascinating Place with a great history and led by a passionate and entertaining guide

We attended yesterdays tour and we both loved it. Led by the knowledgeable, amiable and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mike T
Excellent little museum that needs your support

Attended a fundraising event here this week to help this wonderful museum full of bygone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lindar90
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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 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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

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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

1  Thank LondonLesley
Reviewed 4 June 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
Reviewed 23 May 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

Thank LaRoz67
Reviewed 15 May 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

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