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National Media Museum, Bradford

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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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  • All about the media industry with animation, television and music and raio among many other and play games its a real peach. 
  • Really enjoyed visiting, loads to see and do. Free which was great and the parking was free behind the museum all day Sunday as well so apart from the cafe it was a cheapish trip out. The cafe was nic...  read more »
  • Well laid out with plenty of interactive stuff for kids. The TV studio was out of commission when we last visited due to maintenance but, non the less, a great few hours for myself and my Son. 
  • This is a great place. It has lost some pizzazz post austerity and some areas are a little tired, also its screens were taken over by separate provider Picturehouse who are more corporate, but still one of the few bits of Credits still worth going to. The Imax is a poor digital version, they got rid of their analogue version, and food is both pretentious and expensive. The screens are great though! Do go to the cinerama. Highly recommended.
  • One of the best museums in Bradford. It is big (7 floors) informative and have iMax and normal cinema inside it! Very clean, friendly staff. They also have a very nice things to sell in their souvenir shop. 5 STARS
  • Great museum for kids, plenty of interactive things to keep them interested. Been visiting for 25 years and there's always something interesting to see and do. Entrance is free but a voluntary donation so affordable if you're in a budget as well.
  • Love this place. There is an IMAX cinema as well as the museum to look at the history of media. The TV floor has a green screen so you can appear to be flying in the sky. There is also a fake TV set with cameras and newsroom. Great place for kids to explore what TV is like. At the moment there is also lots of retro games to play, if you are going bring a few 20ps though to play space invaders.
  • Really nice day out, free entry, free 3D glasses at the IMAX. I only wish they would be more inventive and change the displays more often. Doesn't seem to have changed much in many years.
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