Set Current Location
|Monday to Friday||10:00 AM to 04:00 PM|
|Saturday to Sunday||10:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
The Burbank Historical Society created the Gordon R. Howard Museum out of the historical Victorian Mentzer House. The house was built in 1887 and includes several historical displays and artifacts. Gordon R. Howard Museum showcases the local Burbank history and you can look at photographs that show the evolution of Burbank. Tours are by appointment only.
Gene Autry opened this museum in 1988 to showcase western history. The museum features several rotating exhibits as well as a permanent collection. Art and artifacts from the Old West are on display, from the West's prehistoric roots to the 20th Century's Hollywood glamorization of the Wild West. Using film, radio and television clips, and a hands-on discovery center for children, the museum sheds a bright light on this part of the nation's heritage.
This is the first major movie studio to open a museum dedicated to memorabilia from its films. Showcased in the museum are costumes, props, animation cells, letters and more, collected over 75 years since Warner Bros opened. The museum showcases the four Oscars the studio has won, one of them for the first talkie, 'The Jazz Singer' (1927). Specific items on display include the clothes and piano from 'Casablanca', Vanessa Redgrave's pumpkinseed dress from 'Camelot', John Wayne's saddle and chaps, and James Dean's 500 motorcycle. The museum can be seen as part of the Warner Bros VIP Studio tour. Children under eight years of age are not permitted.
George Westmore Research Library & Museum was created to honor the creation Hollywood make-up and hair industry. George Westmore has a hairdresser who created the first Hollywood makeup and hair department. You can look at pictures and memorabilia from the time when the actors would have to do their own makeup with their own products to the impressive industry it is today. Visits are by appointment only.
The Hollywood Bowl Museum is home to some of the best Hollywood legends the film industry ever witnessed. The main attraction here is a 10 minute video, which will enrich any visit to this legendary outdoor amphitheater. The film features the first ever recording here, as well as footage of a number of legendary performances over the years. Some of the highlights of the other exhibits include original designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Soundscape that lets you explore the myriad possibilities of sound and the GTE Museum Resource Center, which allows visitors to use computers to access thousands of photos, documents and video clips. Check website for varying open dates.
The collection of science fiction and fantasy memorabilia at the mansion of Forrest J. Ackerman is one of the wackiest you will ever behold. Accumulated over his years as editor and publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland and other related magazines, the number of items at the Acker Mansion & Museum hovers around 400,000. Some notable specifics include Tribbles from the most popular Star Trek episode of all time, many original dinosaurs from King Kong and the vampire cape used in the original Hollywood film version of Dracula with Bela Lugosi.