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National Media Museum, Bradford

The magic of media brought to life

Posted: 20 July 2011
by Fiona McKim

Named in 2009 as the world’s first UNESCO city of film, Bradford is the ideal location for Britain’s National Media Museum. This multi-sensory, multimedia eight floor extravaganza provides an immersive hands-on educational experience for aficionados of the big and small screen alike. Highlights of the museum’s extensive collection include the Animation Gallery featuring popular characters telling the story of animation from its earliest days and Experience TV, an interactive gallery charting television from its early history to mind boggling future innovations.

Star attractions
The museum’s vast collection of unique and iconic media artefacts is sure to impress lovers of classic British television. Those who are brave enough can come face to face with a pan-generational fear inducing Dalek before moving on to decidedly safer ground with the opportunity to view an original Wallace and Gromit set.  

Family X-Factor The Museum’s dedicated learning department runs regular workshops and events for families offering opportunities to create animation, make short films and discover the secrets of movie special effects in the interactive CinemaMagic live show.

Not many people know this, but… The National Media Museum houses the first permanent giant IMAX screen to open in Europe, constructed over 25 years ago.

Special events
July 23-September 4

This summer the National Media Museum is celebrating a the classic books that have made it onto the big and small screen with From Page to Screen. Expect a wide range of interactive activities including storytelling, storyboarding workshops plus the chance to write your own books and make a short film or animation. Each week will focus on a different novel beginning with Harry Potter from July 23.

Entry is free to the Museum and many of its workshops. Prices apply to cinema tickets and some activities.

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