The Museum combines traditional and interactive galleries over seven floors, including two changing exhibition spaces. Every aspect of the media world is explored, from photography and television to the latest trends in gaming and animation.
Life Online is the world's first gallery dedicated to exploring the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet. Trace the history of the internet, uncover how it has changed people's lives and track the latest trends.
Go on a journey through the history of popular photography and view the hundreds of objects on display which illustrate its development, from the earliest pioneers to the technological innovations of today.
Experience TV illustrates the invention and development of television, shows how programmes are made and funded, and investigates the social and cultural impact of television.
Discover the best, the rarest and the most extraordinary films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive with BFI Mediatheque.
Plug into the history of videogaming in our new Games Lounge, and play some of the titles which helped establish gaming as a worldwide phenomenon.
Love Wallace and Gromit? Remember Morph? Then step into the Animation Gallery to discover original models and artwork from over one hundred animations. Learn about the different techniques used throughout the history of animation.
The Magic Factory includes over 30 experiments and games to reveal the principles behind photography, film and television. Come and have some fun while you learn.
Galleries One and Two
Gallery One and Gallery Two are our temporary exhibition spaces. Our current exhibition is In Your Face, open 23 July – 30 October 2016.