The Hollywood Museum
The Hollywood Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood located in the Historic Max Factor Building, spotlights the Legends of Hollywood with the most extensive collection of authentic Hollywood memorabilia in the World. The museum features four floors of breathtaking exhibits and is the home of more than 10,000 authentic Showbiz Treasures, one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts and vintage collectibles from favorite movies and TV shows. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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Neighbourhood: Hollywood
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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  • Hollywood/Highland • 2 min walk
  • Hollywood/Vine • 2 min walk
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  • KJ617
    Modesto, California29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    On our visit to LA we were excited to see this museum, did not disappoint. There is so alot of memorabilia to look at. Takes a couple hours to see it all. Highly recommended, especially if you are in too old Hollywood.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Abigail Leigh
    Rockland, Massachusetts37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Museum
    I absolutely loved this museum. I love old Hollywood and glamour so this didn’t disappoint. It’s in the original Max Factor building which is beautiful. Lots of Lucille Ball items which I loved and Marilyn Monroe. It’s a very good price for all that you see.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 August 2023
  • ct-cruisers
    6,193 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting museum
    We had seen most of the Hollywood sites in previous visits, so we decided to check out this museum. We were glad we did. As seniors, the cost was $12 each. The museum has 3 floors and a basement with displays. We thought the first floor was the most interesting with so many displays of classic movie and TV stars. On other floors, they had displays of more current movies including the Ectomobile from Ghostbusters and some cars from the Transformer movies. In the cellar, they have horror movie displays. We were very pleased with our visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Heather Johnson
    Sterling, Illinois50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Hollywood History in a Historic Building
    This is a museum FULL of nostalgia. Even if you were unfamiliar with old (and new) Hollywood, it is incredible to just be IN such an iconic, historic building. We thoroughly enjoyed our jaunt through each of the four floors and were struck by how MUCH was in the building. We even took a chance and explored the basement with the horror items, even though half of the family are big chickens! It was quite an experience, and compared to other places in Hollywood, the price was fair, and the building was so neat!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Anthony N
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun museum to visit!
    This place is really cool! There are some great props, costumes, and other items. Some celebrities even donated their Oscars and Emmys to the museum, so it was interesting to see what those awards look like up close. I highly recommend this place. The price was great, and there's lots of stuff to see.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2024
  • 303racoon50
    Coventry, United Kingdom107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Golden Age of Hollywood
    The Ruby Slippers are here from the Wizard of Oz (1939)! The building might look a little faded on the outside but it's WONDERFUL on the inside with so much to see. Great value at $15 for adults. So much Hollywood history lovingly saved and exhibited carefully and thoughtfully. We spent a long time in here trying to take it all in. The music really adds to the nostalgic atmosphere. Check the opening times as it's not open Mondays and Tuesdays.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 April 2024
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Gary M
Sydney, Australia275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Hollywood's hidden gem never fails to produce awesome exhibitions.

The Hollywood Museum houses a collection of memorabilia from the history of American motion pictures and television. It is housed in the historic Max Factor Building on Highland Avenue ajoing Mel's Diner.

Be sure to check out the museums website for more information on their latest exhibits as it changes regularly.

Be sure to check out the batmobile and the famous DMC DeLorean from the Back to the Future exhibt.

Ms.Barbara Eden has also loaned her original “I Dream of Jeannie” costume and a genie bottle, used in the filming of the series.

If you love Hollywood then this museum is a must.
Written 24 June 2020
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KauaiKid100
New York City, NY97 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This museum tries hard but it's a bit of a mess. Display cases are just full of stuff-many items are just collectibles and truthfully I question the authenticity of many of the items. Everything is just thrown together and it's all very tacky. The basement is a real mish mash and there are scary dolls just stuck in a corner that seem to have nothing to do with anything. For my money, I would skip this and go to the Academy Museum on Fairfax and Wilshire for some genuine memorabilia with more context and historical perspective.
Written 15 April 2022
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Makayla Muscat
Sydney, Australia355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Inside the historic Max Factor Building, the Hollywood Museum's rotating exhibits never disappoint.

This four storey museum houses the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. Appealing to guests of all ages, the museum is home to more than 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures including photos, costumes, props, and car collections.

Seeing Hannibal Lecter's jail cell from Silence of the Lambs is just one of the highlights, whether you are a horror fan or not.

Showing a snippet of the film that correlates to the prop, costume of set you are viewing creates a much more immersive experience, allowing guests to appreciate the memorabilia without having seen the film.

Don't forget your camera; there is so much history just waiting to be photographed.

If you love Hollywood history, the short stroll down Highland Avenue to visit this afordable museum is a must.
Written 22 January 2021
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ChinaDoll-111
Fenstanton, UK100 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The museum itself is just okay but the guy on the front door really spoilt our visit. While we were looking around the make up in the front entrance, he proceeded to engage in a conversation with my partner and he didn't stop talking. He was definitely a talker. We had paid our money to get into this museum and whilst we are okay with engaging in a conversation, it should not be taken to the point where it then has an impact on our visit to the museum. I went over to my partner and the guy (short, stocky with white spikey hair) and tried to dis-engage him, but this guy went on and on talking ALL ABOUT HIMSELF. I then moved away and shouted my partners name. That did the trick and he moved away. My partner was far too polite to disengage.

Our time in LA was limited and I do believe that customers should be left alone to look at the exhibits and if there are any questions, we can ask, but to have our visit impacted was not acceptable.
Written 7 February 2023
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queenpersia
Brisbane, Australia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Great experience for the whole family, the museum is packed full of interesting insights, props, costumes and sets. We went specifically for the 60's Batman display but there was so much more. Other highlights include the Back to the Future display and the Silence of the Lambs jail cell set.
Written 7 February 2020
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Snoopy
Brisbane, Australia201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
We visited here on our recent trip to Hollywood. This museum takes 1-2 hours to walk through and is well worth it. A lot of interesting memorabilia and history and not overly expensive. Highly recommended.
Written 4 July 2023
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Brian07663NJ
Saddle Brook, New Jersey11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited on a Sunday afternoon. Absolutely loved the first floor rooms especially the Lucille Ball room! Nice collection of Hollywood movie memorabilia. The lower floor included Horror Movie exhibits which we really enjoyed. The third floor included "Ever After...A Pointer Sister Collection" which would be amazing IF you are a Pointer Sister junkie. Nice presentation but it was not a draw at all. We looked and went to the next floor. Top floor was Back to the Future (again nice) which shared the floor with "80 Years of Batman, the Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man, the Catwoman Exhibits" which was a bit disappointing because some of the costumes looked like the logos were printed off the color printer and pinned onto the chest of the costumed mannequins. Ultimately - the value for the exhibits is not to be missed! Highly recommend. Very convenient location. Shop around for parking because we found parking in the vicinity from $10 to $40
Written 7 January 2020
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MAGICVIK
London, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Great place to see. Actual memorabilia and stuff relevant to Hollywood, with a huge collection of stuff, both modern and older.

Good price, no pressure sales, was very calm and relaxed atmosphere when we went
Written 17 February 2022
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MarkLBoston
Boston, MA154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is an interesting and large but somewhat random collection that you will enjoy for a couple of hours. The Hollywood Museum has a big display of Batman costumes, the Batmobile, and related memorabilia. There's a similarly large display around Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and several other movies. There's a big section devoted to the Pointer Sisters with costumes and other items. Max Factor's famous makeup products get most of a floor, because it's in the building where so many stars got those Hollywood good looks. I got the feeling that they created the museum around items that sort of randomly came into their possession, not as a comprehensive approach to a total history of Hollywood. But it's an enjoyable way to spend a few hours while you're exploring the Walk of Fame and other features of the neighborhood.
Written 16 March 2022
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chris l
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
i think not hidden but one of the least popular of the big muesum in the area, the hollywood muesum turn out to be a great 90 mins of fun!
so many great pieces of hollywood history from screen worn outfits to props. they have 3 floors of items, with the 3rd floor being back to the furture and batman movie & tv item, AMAZING.
make sure to check out silence of the lambs jail cells down stair and sit and have a chat with hannibal lecture.

the staff was amazing, easy to find, not crowded, fun for all age groups! thanks guys
Written 24 September 2021
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