Revel in the mummies, vampires and ghouls which once loomed from movie posters in a vibrant age of British horror.

The 1950s to 1970s saw a dramatic change in British horror. Referred to as horror’s golden age, the period saw actors such as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing become household names, while the British horror film studio became a major influence worldwide.

From the early gothic style to the infiltration of pop culture in the 1970s, this exhibition takes a look at films from this period and how they were marketed abroad through a collection of rare original lobby cards and posters from around the world. A selection of the museum’s own unusual and macabre objects can also be discovered on display.

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH

01622 602838

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Opening times

1 Apr – 31 Oct

Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 4pm


1 Nov – 30 Mar

Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm
Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 31 Dec, 1 Jan

Free to all

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