La Cinémathèque Française, Paris
The French take their museums seriously and it shows – this is among the world’s largest film-related archives. Many artefacts rep-date World War II, and were smuggled out of German-occupied France to escape destruction from the Nazis. On display are 18th-century image-making machines, magic lanterns, set drawings, storyboards, movie posters and photos. There are screenings every day.