Visit The London Film Museum!
Friday 9th August 2013 | Ayse
Enjoying films in London doesn't just end at the cinema!
Opened in 2008 by Jonathan Sands and formerly named the ‘Movieum’, The London Film Museum is the capital’s greatest tribute to the British film industry. Though not the biggest or most famous of the London museums, this gem promises an informative and engaging day out, as well as an exploration into the magic of the movies. It is based in two of the best central London locations; Covent Garden and Southbank and is a private museum that has been created without external public funding and relies on visitors to grow and develop. The museum is the home to a collection of some of the most iconic props, costumes and set pieces from classic British cinema.
The museum not only offers a comprehensive tour through the concept, production, direction and history of each of the films within, but also runs a range of workshops that focus on the art of filmmaking and animation.
TIP: Groups of 15 people or more get a free tour so grab a group of your friends, your parents, your grandma, the goldfish and make an awesome day out of it!
The current exhibition on at the museum is a tribute to the life and works of silver screen comedy legend Charlie Chaplin ‘The Great Londoner’.
Other notable exhibits include the suit worn by Rowan Atkinson in Mr Bean’s Holiday, the Batsuit, and the wetsuit warn by Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity. Additionally, the Star Wars room is a resident favourite of the 400,000 visitors that the museum has received.
Naturally, this is a must for any film fans keen to get an insight into the film making process and those who want to enter the film industry one day.
The museum is open 7 days a week from 10am and 11am on Thursdays and Sundays.
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By Ayse Huseyin