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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.

Explore our Collections

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

Fury (15)

Set during the last months of WWII, when the Allies are making their final push into Germany, a battle-hardened sergeant (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Explore our Galleries

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

  • 25/10/2014

      Film Showing Times

    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




    Fury (15)

    Set during the last months of WWII, when the Allies are making their final push into Germany, a battle-hardened sergeant commands a Sherman tank on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. 120 mins






    IMAX: Hubble 3D (U)

    A unique look at the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy, highlighting its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. 44 mins



    Jimi: All is By My Side (15)

    All Is By My Side offers a look at musician Jimi Hendrix not through a blow-by-blow account of his career highlights but, rather, a nuanced, intelligent portrait of an artist trying to find himself. 120 mins






    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



  • 25/10/2014

      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.

  • 25/10/2014

      Events Showing Times

    Horrible Histories Draw Along

    Martin Brown has worked with us to create a special filmed tutorial showing you how to draw your very own Horrible Histories style illustration. Join us to learn from the expert and create a Horrible picture to take away.
    Suitable for ages 6+



    Vile Victorian Villains

    See some real vile Victorian mug shots and then create your own criminal profile.
    Suitable for ages 7+



    The Great Exhibition

    The Great Exhibition was a celebration of Victorian invention and we’ll show you what all the fuss was about in our fun packed guided tour through our very own tiny interpretation of the huge event!
    Suitable for ages 7+



    Vile Victorian Spooky Spirit Portraits

    Victorians believed in spirits and ghosts and even had their photos taken with them! Learn about how these photographs were made and have your own Victorian spooky spirit portrait taken.
    Suitable for ages 5+



    Movement and Murder: The Muybridge story

    Eadweard Muybridge was famous for his pictures of animals in motion but he had a darker side too. Find out about Muybridge’s innovative photographs and make your own optical toy to take home.
    Suitable for ages 5+



    Horrible Histories Family Trail

    Take a tour around some of the most interesting inventions in this Museum and hear about some of the strange stories behind them.
    Suitable for ages 5+


  • 25/10/2014

      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.