The London Film Museum, tucked away in a quiet part of Covent Garden, was founded and created by Jonathan Sands in 2008 following the success of Star Wars, the Exhibition. It is entirely dedicated to the British film industry and hosts regular, big-ticket film-themed exhibitions featuring original props, costumes and sets of all kinds. Past exhibitions include Bond in Motion, Charlie Chaplin - The Great Londoner and Ray Harryhausen, Myths & Legends.
The museum was once voted the best family attraction in Britain by the Telegraph. It also features a permanent exhibition (50 percent of which is from Sands’ personal collection) which contains cinema artefacts, photography, films and multimedia tools, taking visitors on a journey through the history of the seventh art, the democratization of its techniques and the story behind today’s blockbusters.
The London Film Museum’s permanent collection is free to enter, but temporary exhibitions are not. Visitors will have to pay £14.50 per adult and £9.50 per children aged 5-15 years old to visit. The museum is located in central London and can be reached by tube via the Piccadilly (Leicester Square or Covent Garden stations), Northern or Bakerloo Lines (Charing Cross station). A dozen buses also have stops nearby the museum, including RV1, 15, 29 and 168. The museum is open seven days a week from 10AM to 6PM, and to 7PM on Saturdays.