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The Forgotten Showman—for schools

This exhibition tells the story of early film pioneer Robert Paul. He was an inventor, entrepreneur and showman whose amazing discoveries set the template for British film.

Robert Paul’s story shows that science and technology are at the heart of everything we love about the movies: incredible stories, brilliant animation, moving plots and more.

Download our gallery guide (PDF) to plan a self-guided tour of The Forgotten Showman. The guide highlights the most amazing objects in the exhibition and includes talking points to get students thinking.

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