Further Education

Find out more about our IMAX films, and browse the activities which are suitable for students in Further Education by selecting from the categories below.

We've provided some useful information to help you plan and book your visit, or you can contact our Learning Team on 0844 856 3799* and they will help plan the right visit for you.

Galleries and Exhibitions

  • Our galleries are packed with fascinating objects and stimulating interactive exhibits to help your pupils learn about and engage with media.

  • Kodak Gallery

    Learn about the birth of photography and the development of the camera. Discover what part the Victorians played in making photography so accessible today.

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  • Life Online

    Explore the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet. Discover how it was developed and how it has changed people's lives. 

    More about Life Online

  • Animation Gallery

    Discover how animation works and find out how favourite characters (such as Wallace and Gromit) are brought to life. Investigate optical illusions using hands-on exhibits.

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  • Games Lounge

    Plug into the history of gaming and play some of the titles which helped establish gaming as a worldwide phenomenon.

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  • Practical and inspiring sessions led by media professionals will give your pupils first-hand experience of creating their own media product.

  • Animation Workshop (KS2-4)

    Subject to availability

    Learn about different types of animation, make your own clay models and then work in groups to create your own animation.

    More about Animation Workshop (KS2-4)

IMAX & Films

  • Our IMAX 45 films are perfect for your school visit. Shown on the biggest screen in Yorkshire, these 45-minute 3D films are educational, entertaining, and supported by free classroom resources.

    Our three cinemas show all the latest releases, also available for group school bookings. Please contact the Learning Team at learning@nationalmediamuseum.org.uk to arrange your visit and find out which films are available.

  • IMAX: Hubble 3D (U)

    Journey through distant galaxies, explore the mystery of our celestial surroundings and accompany spacewalking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history.

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  • IMAX: Born to be Wild 3D (U)

    Follow this heart-warming journey of orphaned orang-utans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue, raise and return these incredible animals to the wild.

    More about IMAX: Born to be Wild 3D (U)