About Us

The National Media Museum is situated in the heart of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film. We aim to be the best museum in world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.

  • The Museum is home to over 3.5 million items of historical significance. We look after the National Photography, Cinematography, Television and New Media Collections.
  • Seven floors of traditional and interactive galleries investigate and celebrate the science and technology behind TV, film and photography.
  • Two gallery spaces display a changing programme of exhibitions inspired by our Collection.
  • The UK's first IMAX theatre opened right here in Bradford. It's the biggest screen in Yorkshire and offers an an exciting programme of 3D and blockbuster films for an unbeatable viewing experience.
  • Our Pictureville and Cubby Broccoli cinemas host an impressive film programme, from cult classics to contemporary arthouse cinema.
  • Cultural and educational events and activities bring the Museum's subject matter to life for families, schools and adults alike.
  • Insight: Collections & Research Centre is where much of the Collection is held, to be explored and enjoyed by everybody. A portion of the national photography collection, including the RPS archive, will be moving to the V&A Museum in 2016. Click here for full details.
  • The Media Café and Pictureville Bar serve up a mouth-watering selection of food and drink, while the Museum Shop stocks a wide range of gifts and souvenirs.
  • For a venue with a difference, the Museum can provide the setting for a whole spectrum of events and corporate conferences.