Fancy somewhere a bit different to the usual selection of museums to visit during your day in London? The beautifully constructed London Film Museum tucked behind Covet Garden Market is definitely a cultural highlight to consider.
Previously known as The Movieum, the museum opened its doors to the public last year and with such an enthusiastic response the museum now plays an integral part in the promotion of film and film education in Britain. The London Film Museum is the only film museum of its kind in Great Britain, supporting the Film Industry and the talent with it.
This basement museum in perfectly lit with many informative sections and interesting exhibits to satisfy everyone from the Movie Maniac to the merely intrigued.
As you wander through the museum you begin stepping through the thrilling history and wide range of styles of the British film industry. There are colourful posters, old equipment, original props and costumes as well as a fabulous array of clips from an entire age of British film.
Highlights include Thunderbirds puppets, an Ali G costume and The Original Flower Cellars Coffee shop where visitors can relax in the comfy sofas and are even provided with board games!
The museum also has another branch in Southbank with even more wonderful exhibitions, including one on the icon Charlie Chaplin. Entrance to the Covent Garden museum is free and there is a fee for the Southbank museum.
This atmospheric establishment celebrates the amazing talent of British film from the first cameras to the classic films we know and love to more recent projects. Through this unique collection, the nation’s flair for the silver screen comes into its own.
Packed with fun facts, this museum gives you the feeling of mingling with the start of the silver screen on an adventurous film set. Adults and children alike will enjoy all that this hidden gem has to offer!