Is television the most influential invention of the 20th century? Why do we have adverts on TV and how much are we influenced by what we see? Explore the exciting world of television in our TV gallery.
The Business of Television
Uncover the business behind the small screen and discover how television is funded, who decides what we watch and how the industry has changed over the years. Learn about the art of advertising, and the 'three Rs': research, regulations and ratings. You'll learn about the importance of scheduling, and you can try out our special interactive to see how many viewers your channel would get.
The Power of Television
Discover how TV can shape our attitudes, knowledge and lifestyles. Learn about how it's used to influence public opinion and highlight important issues. Step into our viewing booth to watch iconic moments from the history of television – how many do you remember?
Closure of Experience TV
In August 2016, we closed the Experience TV gallery to make way for our brand new interactive gallery, Wonderlab. The objects previously displayed in Experience TV are still part of our collections, and you can visit them through Collection Tours and visits to our Insight research facility.
Wonderlab – Opening 2017
Watch this space for details of our new £1.8m interactive gallery, due to open on Level 3 in March 2017, where what you can see and hear is just the beginning... Exploring the spectacular science of light and sound, it's an experience that will challenge and stretch your senses through experiments and hands-on discovery.