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The National Science and Media Museum

BD1 1NQ Bradford, Great Britain (UK) (West Yorkshire)

Address Pictureville
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
  • TV and image recording
  • Photo cameras and slide projectors
  • Imax & "Maxi screen"
  • Electronic Musical Instruments
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Transmitting and Studio technique
  • Computer / Informatic
  • Movie recording and playback

Opening times
daily 10.00 - 18.00

Status from 04/2017
Free entry, donations welcome.

Tel.:+44-844-856 37 97  eMail:talk  


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Location / Directions
N53.790926° W1.756400°N53°47.45556' W1°45.38400'N53°47'27.3336" W1°45'23.0400"

On Foot
The Museum is situated in Bradford city centre and the route is well signposted. We are a five minute walk from Bradford Interchange and a fifteen minute walk from Bradford Forster Square station.

By Bus
Bradford Interchange is served by all main bus operators in the area. Find timetable information on the West Yorkshire Metro website.

The freecitybus follows a circular route stopping at key locations around the city centre.

By Rail
Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square stations are centrally located and are served by both local and national railway lines. Plan your journey using National Rail Enquiries.

By Car
From the motorway, take junction 26 off the M62 and follow the tourist signs (brown) on your approach to Bradford city centre.

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

GB: Baird brand - John Televisor with Nipkow Disc (1929/30)
GB: Pye Ltd., Radio Cambridge International PE80 (1953)
J: Sony Corporation; KV-1320UB MK1 (1973?)

Some example tube pages for sets you can see there:

CAMERA TUBE, general Emitron


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The museum's collection contains 3.5 million items of historical, cultural and social value, including the first photographic negative, the earliest television footage, the world's first moving pictures (Louis Le Prince's 1888 films of Roundhay Garden Scene and Leeds Bridge). It also contains original toys from the BBC series Playschool – the first programme on BBC2. The collections are accessible to the public through its Insight study centre. The collection of the Royal Photographic Society was transferred to the Museum on behalf of the nation in 2003. In June 2010 it was announced that the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation had agreed to deposit the animator's complete collection of some 20,000 pieces with the National Media Museum

There are six permanent exhibitions

Kodak Gallery – The Kodak Gallery takes the viewer on a journey through the history of popular photography, from the world's first photographs to the digital snapshots of today. Most of the items on display in the gallery are taken from the museum collection of 35,000 objects and images donated by Kodak.

Life Online – 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.

BFI Mediatheque – This allows people to access the British Film Institute collection of film and television programmes in the BFI National Archive. It replaced TV Heaven, a unique viewing facility where visitors could access an archive of more than 1000 programmes covering sixty years of British television history. TV Heaven closed in 2013 after 20 years, but 50 titles are still available

Magic Factory – The Magic Factory uses hands-on exhibits to demonstrate the scientific principles of light and colour, and help develop an understanding of the science behind photography, film and television.

Animation – The Animation Gallery explores the history of animation and animated images, with an emphasis on animation produced in Britain. Includes how animators bring drawings and objects to life.

Games Lounge – Playable classic games in their original arcade or console formats; the history of video gaming; the story behind this global phenomenon.


The museum incorporates the first permanent UK installation of an IMAX cinema[8] (with a second screen opening in the UK 15 years later). Opened in 1983 as part of the Bradford Film Festival with the projector visible from a darkened booth of the 4th floor, this screen runs IMAX presentations seven days a week, including IMAX prints of Apollo 13, The Lion King, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Batman Begins. In 1999, IMAX upgraded the system and began releasing IMAX 3D presentations.

The museum also incorporates the Pictureville Cinema – opened in 1992 and described by David Puttnam as 'the best cinema in the world ',Pictureville Cinema screens everything from 70 mm to video; from Hollywood to Bollywood; from silents to digital sound, with certifications in presentation including THX in sound and picture and the Dolby EX system. This cinema is one of only three public cinemas in the world permanently equipped to display original 3-strip 35 mm Cinerama prints.

The Cubby Broccoli Cinema (in memory of Cubby Broccoli, producer of James Bond films), contains 106 seats and is used for a variety of film shows. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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