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Games Lounge

Challenge your friends and family with games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Street Fighter II and Mario Kart, learn about the history of gaming, and try out the latest XBOX Kinect technology where you become the controller!

What's On

Landscapes of Le Grand Départ

On display now
To celebrate the world's greatest cycle race coming to Yorkshire we have selected iconic photographs from our world-class collection – all of them taken along the route of this year's Grand Départ.

Film of the Week

A Promise (12A)

A wealthy, ailing German steel manufacturer wryly observes his beautiful much younger wife's attraction to his young assistant Friedrich. Lotte only acknowledges her attraction as Freidrich is about to leave for Mexico, but nearly a decade will pass before they reunite.

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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

  • 02/08/2014

      Film Showing Times

    A Promise (12A)

    Alan Rickman plays a wealthy, ailing German steel manufacturer who wryly observes his beautiful much younger wife Lotte and her attraction to his young assistant Friedrich. Lotte only acknowledges her attraction as Freidrich is about to leave for Mexico, but nearly a decade will pass before they reunite. 94 mins





    Boyhood (15)

    Not just a coming-of-age movie, but the definitive coming-of-age movie. An utterly unique experience, wonderful to behold. 166 mins



    Cinerama Search for Paradise (U)

    The fourth Cinerama film explores Ceylon and Northern Pakistan. When Search for Paradise premiered in New York in 1957, the advertisements confidently reminded all comers that "imitations come and go, but only Cinerama puts you in the picture". 120 mins + intermission



    Cold in July (15)

    On a balmy Texan night in 1989, small-business owner Richard Dane is awakened by an intruder, whom Richard shoots at close range. Case closed, or so it seems in this twisty thriller. 109 mins




    I Am Divine (15)

    Whether you remember Divine as the cross-dressing gross-out diva of John Waters' films, or you have never heard of him, there is much to enjoy in this affectionate portrait of a true one-off. 90 mins



    Mysteries of The Unseen World 3D (U)

    A journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow or too small, revealing phenomena secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale. 40 mins



  • 02/08/2014

      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.

  • 02/08/2014

      Events Showing Times

    Big Shot Camera Workshop

    Do you like finding out how things work? Use special tools build a digital camera and take a picture.
    Suitable for ages 7+



    Nature, Camera, Action! Back Pack Explorer Trail

    Use the interactive back pack trail to explore our Nature, Camera Action! Exhibition.
    Suitable for ages 7+



    Wonderful Wildlife Cameras

    Can you see it? Now you can! Find out about two clever cameras which we use to find animals in dark and in extreme conditions. 
    Suitable for ages 7+




    The Not So Sleepy Hedgehog

    This interactive storytelling takes children on an exciting journey of discovery about light and shadows.
    30 mins | Suitable for ages 3 - 7



    Light, Cameras, Action!

    Find out how we use light to see, to create shadows and to make reflections in our family science show.
    Suitable for ages 7+


  • 02/08/2014

      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.