Thirty Years of the National Media Museum


    Join us this weekend (15 - 16 June) as we dust off some of the most famous objects from the history of photography, film and television and get ready to party.

    Activities take place between 10am and 4pm, and FREE birthday cupcakes will be available at 2pm and 4pm.

    Stars of the Collection

    Available all day
    We've highlighted some of the most iconic objects around our galleries – can you find them all?
    FREE | Suitable for ages | No need to book

    Reel to Real: The National Media Museum Show

    11.30am (Sat only), 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm (Sun only)
    Get to know the Media Museum and the collections we care for in our brand new live interactive show.
    FREE | Suitable for ages 7+ | No booking - arrive early

    30 Objects in 30 Minutes Behind the Scenes Tour

    11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
    Running shoes at the ready. Follow our curators on a beat-the-clock behind the scenes birthday tour.
    FREE | Suitable for ages 7+ | No booking - arrive early

    IMAX: To Fly! (U)

    11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm
    This classic IMAX adventure was the first ever IMAX film we showed back in 1983.
    £4.00 - £5.00 | Buy tickets for To Fly!

    Punk Science

    2.30pm on Saturday, 11.30am on Sunday
    Punk Science will be bringing their hilarious mix of comedy, music, and scientific experimentation.
    FREE | Suitable for ages 7+ | No booking - arrive early

    VIP Pass Making

    Available 10am - 4pm
    Be a VIP guest at our 30th birthday party and make your own special pass.
    FREE | Suitable for all ages | Just drop in

    The Mystery of the Cottingley Fairies

    11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
    Hear the famous story of how two young girls from Bradford baffled the world with their fairy photographs.
    FREE | Suitable for under 7s | Just drop in

    Birthday Badge Making

    Available 10am - 4pm
    Design and make your very own National Media Museum 30th Birthday badge.
    FREE | Suitable for all ages | Just drop in

    Photography Studio

    Available 10am - 4pm
    Choose an outfit from our dress up box and have your photograph taken in our Victorian daylight studio.
    FREE | Suitable for all ages | Just drop in

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