We visited this museum on a Saturday afternoon in mid November, and unfortunately picked a date when it was closed for a private function. We hadn't checked the website first since we hadn't appreciated this might happen. We went back the following day in time for the 11 am opening to find the shutters still down and no information as to when it might be open again. The staff in the cafe at County Hall suggested we try the back entrance, and despite the lack of signage we did find our way in. The staff said they had been still clearing up after the function and would not be opening until noon. Having made such a persistent effort to see the collection, I wish I could say it was worth the wait, but it was not. This was a tired collection of random props from a wide variety of different movies. We didn't pay a lot to get in (we used the Great Days out 2 for 1 offer) but even so I felt we did not get what we paid for. The only area where the museum has tried to draw together items under a theme was the Charlie Chaplin section, which was fairly interesting. The rest was pretty poor. We found this such a disappointment. London and Britain are heavily involved in film making; surely the organisers could have made more effort to borrow or acquire interesting artefacts? My visit last year to Harry Potter World, whilst admittedly more expensive, was such a great experience, therefore I was expecting more from this central London museum. There were only a handful of other people there during our visit so perhaps lack of money is the issue? It needs a big injection of cash and initiative to make it worthwhile.
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