London Film Museum
Bond in Motion is the official exhibition of James Bond vehicles that feature in the renowned film series. It is the largest display of its kind ever staged in London.
James Bond first hit the big screen in 1962, when Ian Fleming’s 007 was introduced to cinema audiences around the world as the double o agent in Dr No. Half a century and six Bonds later, the franchise is now one of the longest running in cinema history.
In the main exhibition space the numerous vehicles on display include the archetypal Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5, Goldfinger’s majestic Rolls-Royce Phantom III and the unforgettable Lotus Esprit S1 submersible from The Spy Who Loved Me. Displayed alongside less predictable 007 modes of transport such as the Citroën 2CV and the Crocodile Submarine the exhibit also includes a variety of aircraft, boats and motorcycles.
These creative action vehicles play a pivotal role in all 24 movies and continue to propel James Bond to the cutting-edge of cinematic espionage. There are no replicas - every vehicle exhibited is an original used for filming. The majority are loaned from the archive of EON Productions who produce the movies and the Ian Fleming Foundation who have located and restored many of the vehicles.
Bond In Motion displays both the adrenalin-pumping high performance machinery and the unique 007 defining inventions that are essential to the continuing James Bond story.
Mon 1000 - 1700
Tues 1000 - 1700
Wed 1000 - 1700
Thurs 1100 - 1700
Fri 1000 - 1700
Sat 1000 - 1800
Sun 1000 - 1700
Last entry is 1 hour before closing. Opening Hours vary in Summer time
Closed Christmas Day
Charges from July 2017
Under 5's are free of charge
Entitled Ray Harryhausen – Myths & Legends the exhibition allows the visitor to discover the pioneers of the art of dimensional animation that begins with Georges Méliès through to Ray's mentor Willis O'Brien (the creator of King Kong (1933), and finally to the peak of dimensional animation with Ray's body of work and his invention of what was known as Dynamation. The exhibition includes original creatures used in his films and Ray's artwork that allowed him to visualise the final creatures and how they would appear on the screen.
Charlie Chaplin – The Great Londoner.
Visitors will discover exciting new insights into the life and career of Charles Chaplin, the boy from the London slums who won universal fame with his screen character
of the Tramp, and went on to become a Knight of the British Empire.
The exhibition has been produced by Jonathan Sands, founder of the London Film Museum, and devised by Leslie Hardcastle, creator of the prizewinning Museum of the Moving Image (1989-1998),
in collaboration with David Robinson, Chaplin’s biographer.
The exhibition tells Chaplin’s story in six main sections, evoking consecutive phases of his dramatic rise from rags to riches.
Social History, Photography, Film and Media, Design
Key artists and exhibits
- Medusa - Clash of the Titans
- Pegasus - Clash of the Titans
- Bubo - Clash of the Titans
- Skeleton - Jason and the Argonauts
- Chaplin's Bowler Hat and Cane
London Film Museum
45 Wellington Street