The Museum of Classic Sci-Fi is a private collection of artifacts from influential science fiction and fantasy franchises.
Established by Neil Cole in 2018, the museum features movie and television props, costumes, and artwork. Visitors get an up-close look at over 200 objects, including cels from the animated adaptations of Iron Man, The X-Men, and The Fantastic Four, along with props from other Marvel properties.
The museum is home to the world’s largest privately owned collection of screen-used objects from the long-running Doctor Who television series. In a promotional video for the museum, Cole shares, “For the last 20 years, I have painstakingly restored original surviving monsters and costumes and props from the original classic series of Doctor Who.” Illustrations from Andrew Skilleter and Colin Howard are also showcased.
The museum is located in the cellar of Cole’s 300-year-old Georgian townhouse, a structure he spent three years restoring with the goal of creating a publicly accessible museum. The space was featured in Amazing Interiors, a Netflix documentary series showcasing unique interiors from around the globe.
The admission price to the museum keeps its doors open to the public. Funding through Patreon also helps support the costs of operating the museum.