The Hollywood Museum
The Hollywood Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
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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  • Snoopy
    Brisbane, Australia201 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when visiting Hollywood
    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.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 4, 2023
  • 🌸Siena🌸
    Ascot, Australia31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit destination in LA
    The Max Factor Hollywood Museum is definitely a must visit destination in LA. It takes about 1-2 hours to see everything and is so worth it. There is amazing memorabilia and rooms where the actresses got ready back in the 30s. Overall an amazing experience, highly recommend!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • 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 July 28, 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 August 15, 2023
  • ct-cruisers
    6,191 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 September 26, 2023
  • Heather Johnson
    Sterling, Illinois49 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 March 6, 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 March 9, 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 April 17, 2024
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GeoffandTiff
Morphett Vale, Australia101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This place is cheap to visit only about $15 I believe, maybe we had too high expectations, it was ok lots of little bits of older memorabilia, I didn't really see much post 2000. 30-45 minutes will probably be long enough to have a look around and take a few photos, there is some nice old jewellery on display that was used in movies/tv in the 50s,60's and 70's
Written June 16, 2024
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303racoon50
Coventry, UK107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
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.
Written April 17, 2024
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Andrew Q
Sydney394 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The museum is a whole jumbled mess of B movie and TV costumes and items. The most interesting thing is that it is in the old Max Factor factory and studio.
Written March 30, 2024
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Shawn D
Eugene, OR60 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A little disappointed but still worth seeing.
There is nothing more irritating than when we canonize and glorify previous eras as decadent and beautiful, only to let deterioration and neglect reign in all that we do. This museum does a great job is glorifying the age of decadence during the Max Factor years, along with the high life style of the rich and famous when beauty ruled, but there is not much beautiful here now in the 21st century. The front of the building is covered in graffiti, with garbage strewn about, the interior carpets are terribly stained and filthy, the entire place is dusty and generally dirty, the horror exhibit downstairs has old tree bark intermixed with gum wrappers and trash, and the exhibits are consistently dusty and disheveled. A far cry from the age of opulence which this museum touts at every opportunity. The exhibits were interesting enough, but the juxtaposition of the entire experience took away from that. Come on folks, clean your place up.
Written March 13, 2024
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Anthony N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
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.
Written March 9, 2024
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Heather Johnson
Sterling, IL49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
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!
Written March 6, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

crazy_canuckCanada
Toronto, Canada95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A very enjoyable and self-paced visit at the Museum. Lots of exhibits and memorabilia. The only thing missing was that the gift shop was closed on Sunday.
Written February 21, 2024
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ct-cruisers
Connecticut6,191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
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.
Written September 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Abigail Leigh
Rockland, MA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
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.
Written August 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KJ617
Modesto, CA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
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.
Written July 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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