London Film Museum
Here at the London Film Museum we celebrate all aspects of the British Film Industry. Since we started in 2008 we have been collecting and displaying items both historical and contemporary from major films.
Our aim is to provide a fun environment for people to enjoy, while learning things they didn’t know, and taking away some good memories.
There are hundreds of movies filmed in this country that people don’t realise, from Superman, Indiana Jones, and Batman to modern day films such as Green Zone and Clash of the Titans. Then there are the obvious ones like Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter which are unmistakeably British. And if the film locations may not be British, you can pretty much guarantee that there is someone working on the film from this country. People who work behind the scenes are just as important to the whole process, as the ones in front of the cameras. For instance, we have a display of armour by Terry English, the world’s finest armourer, who has created costumes for Harry Potter, Excalibur, and Aliens.
Inside you can see iconic pieces such as the original Rank Organisation Gong, and spend some time getting your photo taken on the recreation of the Star Wars Tantive IV set courtesy of Lucasfilm*.
We are a constantly changing museum with new exhibits arriving all the time. You can keep up to date with new developments by signing up for our newsletter or checking back on the site on a regular basis.
Mon 1000 - 1700
Tues 1000 - 1700
Wed 1000 - 1700
Thurs 1100 - 1700
Fri 1000 - 1700
Sat 1000 - 1800
Sun 1100 - 1800
Last entry is 1 hour before closing. Opening Hours vary in Summer time
Closed Christmas Day
Charges from January 2011
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
020 7202 7040