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Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.

‘Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition’ – Steven Spielberg

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PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE to avoid disappointment.

The exhibition will be open late until 20.00 on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 August, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September, Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September.

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What to expect

The exhibition tells the story of Stanley Kubrick the meticulous genius, exploring his unique command of the creative design process of film making, from storyteller to director to editor.

You'll see step by step how Kubrick created genre-defining worlds for his films and relive iconic scenes from The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more. Get an exclusive insight into his mind through over 700 rare objects, films, interviews, letters and photographs. Explore Kubrick’s special relationship with England and particularly London, as his primary film location and source of inspiration.

Age guidance: The general age guidance is 12+. However, please note that the some of the exhibition film rooms contain scenes of an adult nature and are not suitable for those below the age of 18.

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Moving to Mars

Following Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, the museum invites you to travel to Mars without leaving London - in a multi-sensory adventure for all ages.


Kubrick's Films

No other film director has managed to push the boundaries and redefine multiple genres like Stanley Kubrick.

Kubrick's London

Stanley Kubrick’s love affair with London provided him with set locations for some of his most important films and a home for almost 40 years.

Kubrick's Innovations

Kubrick was just as much a pioneer in the use and study of technology as he was a filmmaker.

Kubrick's Design Collaborations

Fascinated with all aspects of design, Stanley Kubrick collaborated with the leading designers of his generation.

One point perspective corridor at the entrance to the exhibition. Image by Ed Reeve

Steenbeck editing machine used for Full Metal Jacket. Image by Ed Reeve

Costume of Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Image by Ed Reeve

Model of the maze from The Shining. Image by Ed Reeve

Grady sisters' costumes and Danny's jumper, original costumes from The Shining. Image by Ed Reeve

BNC Mitchell camera with the Zeiss lens developed for NASA. Used to film Barry Lyndon by candlelight. Image by Ed Reeve

Jack's typewriter from The Shining, original prop. Image by Ed Reeve

Space Station 5 installation at the Design Museum. Image by Ed Reeve

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An exhibition by the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Christiane Kubrick, Jan Harlan and The Stanley Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London, with the support of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sony-Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc., Universal Studios Inc., and SK Film Archives LLC.

Background Image | 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965–68; GB/United States). Still image. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.