Phil Silvers museum
The Phil Silvers Museum was launched on 1 November 2015, 30 years after the passing of Phil Silvers. It now boasts a generous display of personal artefacts kindly donated by Phil Silvers’ family. Admirers of the museum include Danny Baker, Tim Vine, John Archer, Phill Jupitus, Paul Merton, Nick Hancock, Paul Bradley, Captain Sensible and internationally Dick Van Dyke, Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs), Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Michael McKean (Better Call Saul)
Newly discovered artefacts are found and donated on a regular basis. Recent additions include a watch given to Silvers by his close friend Jack Benny, a penknife gifted to Phil by Bing Crosby and one of Phil’s scripts from a 1972 Broadway Production A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum which earned Phil a Tony Award.
In 2014 they were involved with the first time release of the Bilko DVD boxset and attended a lavish, sold out launch at the British Film Institute with special guests Cathy Silvers, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.
The Museum also attends Talking Pictures Festival of Film 3 times a year actively promoting Phil Silvers legacy and introducing his comedy to new and existing generations of fans.
They are now planning events for 2025 to celebrate 70 years of The Phil Silvers Show and the 40th anniversary of his death.
Entry is free and all fans and admirers of Phil Silvers are welcome.