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National Media Museum, Bradford
(4.3/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Peruse galleries that immortalize the UK's media greats, from television to animation, at National Media Museum, a paradise of screens. The museum features seven floors of galleries that showcase everything from photography to videogaming and the Internet. In 1998, some of the BBC's offices relocated to the building, making this a fully operational film research facility and professional space. Make sure to visit the "Magic Factory," where you can conduct hands-on experiments with light and color to discover how they are used in film. Both the animation and gaming galleries have classic games that you can play. All seven floors of galleries are free; however, you must buy a ticket to the three cinemas located inside the building, including an IMAX screen. National Media Museum hosts three international film festivals annually: Bradford International Film Festival, Bradford Animation Festival, and Fantastic Films Weekend. National Media Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Bradford Edition.
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  • Went will my little one. She wasn't interested much with the displays as the TV programmes they refer to mean nothing to her they are so old! Tbh it's more of a museum of 'TV nostalgia' for those over...  more »
  • This will be the last time we as a family go to anything that they organise !there has been moshi monster days and today a gaming fair both a complete waste of time the main attractions billed the nin...  more »
  • We visited the cafe to kill time whilst our children were at the games festival. There were only 3 staff on a very very busy day .This tray is not ours and has been there since we arrived .One member ...  more »
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  • Love this place. Nice theatres (one of the IMAX) and interesting exhibitions. There is a great cafeteria on site which servers quality food although a bit pricey. The same cafeteria also features Wifi and a nice lounge to enjoy a coffee or get some work done. Make sure you check out their permanent Internet exhibition which provides a fun history of the Web.
  • Some of the floors are well done. A lot of the exhibition area is not very good. Found the photographic display really interesting.
  • This is a great museum with some great resources, but I feel like it's gone a bit off the boil a little in recent years.
  • The 80's arcade & games lounge, animation, stuff for the kids, reading the news (better than it sounds), The entire BBC film & TV library - you can request a childhood memory to watch. IMAX. Must visit, the museum. Film lovers must visit the large screen whenever a great film is on, a completely different experience to normal cinema.
  • IMAX, so far the best 3D movie experience i have had. Powerful crisp sound with clear picture quality. Best to book the seats in middle at last few rows as screen size is massive.