The Autumn Season 2018: dates for your diary
More details can be found on the individual event pages that are being posted under Upcoming Events. TICKETS… [Read more]
Come and visit the Cinema Museum. We're open for visits by pre-booked guided tour. [Read more]
The Cinema Museum shop is open now! Original posters, books and souvenirs are for sale. [Read more]
Projectionist? Sound engineer? Gardener? Handyperson? You may be able to help us.
Beautiful carpets from the picture houses of the 1930s - just one of the intriguing elements of the Museum's collection. [Read more]
SAVE THE CINEMA MUSEUM CAMPAIGN
We have been in residence at the former Lambeth Workhouse for over 20 years. Following the recent sale of our building and the surrounding site, we are on good terms with our new landlords but the long-term future of the Cinema Museum is still uncertain.
You can still support us by signing the online petition HERE. Of course, you can also support us by coming to an event! See the Events page for a full list of all our forthcoming attractions.
If you want to make an online donation, our Just Giving page is HERE.
The Cinema Museum wins major Time Out award
The Museum has won the Most Loved Local Culture Spot award from the London listings magazine Time Out. More details here. While this is great news, the Museum is still under threat, and we are still urging you to sign our petition.
If you love cinema…
London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.
‘The Cinema Museum is culturally very important to the history of movies and gives insight into how things have changed. It was the work house where Charlie Chaplin went as a child. It is a monument of great importance to anyone interested in Cinema.’ – Sylvia Syms
…Come and see us!
- We are open for pre-booked visits from anyone interested in the cinema.
- We host programmes of ticketed events.
- We work with educational institutions on joint projects and with film archives on preservation activities.
- We make items from the collection available on loan to other institutions for exhibition.
- We offer a unique cinema-themed venue for hire.
- We enjoy working in partnership on local wellbeing initiatives.
The Cinema Museum is a Registered Charity (No. 293285) and a company limited by guarantee 1865840, and it receives no public funding. It is also a member of Cinema For All.The contents of this website are copyright of the Cinema Museum, London; please contact us for permissions before making any copies.