The Cinema Museum, London

At last! We can buy our home!

April 2022 · Campaign, News

The Cinema Museum exterior After 15 years of campaigning The Cinema Museum’s future looks bright. At last we have a chance to secure a permanent home for the Museum and save our well-loved, unique heritage building.

We just signed a 4-year lease with our landlords, Anthology (part of the Lifestory Group) – with an option to purchase the Master’s House buildings for £1 million. Want to help us make this happen? You can make a donation at

We are grateful to Anthology (part of Lifestory Group) for giving us the legal certainty we need to save both The Cinema Museum and The Master’s House buildings. We are grateful to the Mayor of London and the GLA who were supportive of the Museum throughout. We are grateful to both officers and politicians at Lambeth Council, who provided over a decade of kind help and support in getting the Museum to this stage. We are grateful to officers and politicians at Southwark Council who also took us under their wing. We are grateful to Art Fund for emergency funding during Covid. Thank you to all our local partners in Lambeth and Southwark for everything you do for us.  And – Museum Development London (funded by Arts Council England and Art Fund) who have expertly advised and supported us for over a decade, Thank You!

BUT they are organisations, not people, so thank you all, so much, every one of you who has stood up for us, signed our 62,000+ petition and donated to our £100k+ crowdfunders. Thank you to our visitors, neighbours, friends and most importantly – our amazing, giant-hearted and hard-working volunteers – past and present. Thank you all for your pro bono advice; your work; your time; your money. Thank you for your generosity, kindness, encouragement, trust and belief.

Thank You Everyone – this success has got your name written all over it – we will never forget.

Read the full statement here.

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