This museum began as a private collection by Ronald Grant, a man with a simple affection for cinemas before the time of the multiplex. As his collection expanded he saved artefacts from crumbling cinemas around the country, including the James F. Donald cinemas of Aberdeen. In 1986 the Cinema Museum was opened to turn Grant’s private collection into an archive of national importants. Slowly building upon its humble foundations, the museum is now open to the public in a bid to attract support, allowing it to make the Lambeth Workhouse its permanent home – a particularly poignant place for the Cinema Museum, seeing as Charlie Chaplin spent some of his young life there. you must pre-book a tour of this monument to old cinema with prices being £10 for adults, £7 for children.