Cinema Museum

Opened in 1998 the museum hosts a cinema and film history collection unrivalled in the UK. Hallways are decked with classic movie props, original posters and artwork, portraits of stars, projectors and memorabilia dating back to the dawn of cinema. Two rooms hosting screenings and events are furnished with reclaimed red velvet seats and short screenings form part of our tours. Archives containing over a million stills, thousands of rare publications and films are a magnet for researchers and students. We remain at risk of closure due to redevelopment, see our website ‘home’ page for details.

Can I Visit now?


We remain temporarily closed until we can raise the funds to operate safely according to government guidelines.

We plan ’soft by invitation only openings’ in June/July for volunteers and supporters to test how the new way of operating will work in a post COVID world and we will have free events for the community to see how that works for you. We are also working on a plan to continue to run some socially distanced events for those who we know may find it hard to find the confidence for an immediate return. Once we have done all that we launch a full public programme.

See our website ‘home' page for updates.


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