Kent Museum of the Moving Image

Kent Museum of the Moving Image

KKent Museum of the Moving Image - David Kmomi Posterent Museum of the Moving Image is a not-for-profit museum founded by Prof. Joss Marsh & David Francis O.B.E. 

Revolving exhibits celebrate 350 years of cinema and pre-cinema.  “A gem”, say visitors: “It’s well worth visiting the lovely town of Deal just to spend a couple of hours in this museum”.

Kent MOMI is “an Aladdin's cave of intriguing, quirky artefacts charting the development of film and photography from its earliest beginnings”, say visitors, presenting revolving exhibitions that draw on an internationally significant museum collection.  “Inspiring … Creative … Informative … Wonderful!”      

Current exhibitions:

“Passport to Ealing: The Films and their Posters, 1938-1958”, a major exhibition of “those marvellous and evocative posters” and insider material about Ealing Studios “that really captures the spirit of the golden era of cinema”.  Continues to early 2021.

“The Royal Polytechnic Exhibition: Centre of Multi-Media Victorian London”.  Concludes March/April 2020, to be replaced by: “Representation and Remembrance: World War One on Film and in the Media”.  

On the ground floor, “35,000 Years to Catch a Shadow: A Reflective Exhibition” challenges visitors to explore the phenomenon, arts and technologies of the shadow, from cave painting to cinema.  This exhibition will be give way in June to a new exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens: the great novelist and world celebrity whose works inspired multimedia adaptations—from theatre to illustration to magic lantern show to cinema and television.  

 “If you have the slightest interest in film you would do yourselves a favour by going”.  Licensed café, sunny walled garden, shop with unique cards and gifts.  Dog friendly on ground floor.

Opening Times and Prices

  • Open all year, Friday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays: May-September 11am to 6pm; October-April 12 noon to 5pm. 
  • Group tours, school visits, bespoke events, hands-on research seminars, and catered visits, by arrangement, including on other days and at other times.    
  • Adult entry: £6.00
  • Concessions: £5.00
  • Under 16s: £4.00

Everyone who buys a ticket can come again, as often as they like, for a full calendar year.