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Entry is FREE National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ. Opening Times Galleries daily 10.00 - 18.00 / Cinemas daily 10.00 - late.

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Television Receivers

Our collection of television receivers documents the evolution of the technology behind the screen, perceptions of the medium's role in popular culture, and the nature of the television image.

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The First World War on Camera

On 4 August 1914 the largest global conflict the world had witnessed up to that time began. As the world commemorates the centenary of WWI, we reflect on the role that photography played in representing ‘The War to End All Wars’.

Film of the Week

Northern Soul (15)

No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life and a factory production line, two young boys dream of going to America to discover super rare records to help them become the best DJs on the Northern Soul scene.

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Experience TV

Explore the exciting world of television and learn how it's made in Experience TV. Get behind the camera - or in front of it, and have a go at being a newsreader or a camera operator in our studio.


What's on

  • 22/10/2014

      Film Showing Times

    ’71 (15)

    A tense and exciting action-drama about a young British soldier caught out of his depth on the streets of Belfast in the early years of the Troubles. 100 mins



    IMAX: Born to Be Wild 3D (U)

    Adventure into the rainforests of Borneo and across the rugged Kenyan savannah. This film documents orphaned animals and the extraordinary people who rescue them - saving endangered species one life at a time. 45 mins



    Effie Gray (12A)

    Dakota Fanning plays the title character Euphemia ‘Effie’ Gray, wife of the 19th century's greatest art historian and critic John Ruskin. A fascinating story of gender and high society. 100 mins




    Gone Girl (18)

    On the fifth anniversary of their now unhappy marriage Amy goes missing and husband Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. 145 mins



    IMAX: Mummies - Secrets of the Pharaohs (PG)

    Part historic journey, part forensic adventure, this is a real life Indiana Jones story of thieves, treasure and ancient secrets hidden within the sands.



    Northern Soul (15)

    An authentic and uplifting account of two young boys whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. 102 mins



    IMAX: To the Arctic 3D (U)

    Take an extraordinary journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. 40 mins


  • 22/10/2014

      Film Showing Times

    There's always something on offer for schools and colleges, and if you pre-book, we can arrange a day of activities tailored to your needs. Take a look at our education programme, or find out about group bookings. Keep up to date with our learning programme when you sign up to receive newsletters.

  • 22/10/2014

      Events Showing Times
    From reading the news to playing original arcade games, there are always lots of hands on activities for families to enjoy. If you are looking out for special events, sign up for our family newsletter to find out what's coming soon.
  • 22/10/2014

      Events Showing Times
    There are no special events for adults programmed for this date, but you can visit our galleries or watch a film in our cinemas. To find out about the latest events for adults, sign up for our newsletter.