Secret London Hidden Treasure: The Cinema Museum

SOME film fanatics obsessively organise their DVDs in alphabetical order – and these kinds of movie geeks are going to LOVE this museum.

We love it so much that we recommended it as one of the best things to do at

Check out why we love it so much here.

Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, very close to Elephant & Castle tube station, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that documents the history of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.

There is one catch. You do have to book in advance and warn the museum that you want to take a nosey around as they will need to organize a guide especially for you.

Cinema Museum

Cinema Museum


But don’t let that put you off as they welcome everyone with open arms. You will also need to brandish a crisp £10 note.

The Museum houses more than a million photographic images, including pictures of cinemas and cinema-going; a large collection of posters and original artwork; projectors from every era, both professional and amateur; cinema staff uniforms; fixtures and fittings such as cinema seating and carpets, ashtrays and signage; and more than 17 million feet of film.

Visit the Cinema Museum website here.

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