"The National Media Museum is situated in the heart of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film. We aim to be the best museum in world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.
The Museum is home to over 3.5 million items of historical significance. We look after the National Photography, National Cinematography, National Television and National New Media Collections. Insight: Collections & Research Centre is where much of the Collection is held, to be explored and enjoyed by everybody. Traditional and interactive galleries located across eight floors of the Museum investigate and celebrate film, photography, television, animation and new media. Two gallery spaces display a changing programme of exhibitions which are inspired by our Collection. The touring exhibitions programme enables us to share our exhibitions and the National Collections with audiences across the UK and abroad. The Museum is the home of the BBC in Bradford. Visitors can watch presenters and researchers collating news stories and broadcasting online and on-air in this real, working exhibit. The UK's first IMAX theatre opened right here in Bradford. It continues to offer an exciting programme of 3D and blockbuster films for that essential, all-embracing viewing experience. The Museum houses two other cinemas which can accommodate a wide range of film formats. Our Pictureville and Cubby Broccoli cinemas host an impressive film programme, from cult classics to contemporary art house cinema. Pictureville cinema boasts the only permanent, regularly programmed Cinerama installation in Europe, a magnet for enthusiasts worldwide. The Museum organises three major film festivals every year: Bradford International Film Festival, Bradford Animation Festival and Fantastic Films Weekend. A comprehensive programme of cultural and educational events and activities bring the Museum's subject matter to life for families, schools and adults alike. Archive is our quarterly publication which is produced to complement the Museum's cultural programme and highlight objects from the Collection. Pictureville Bar and Intermission Café serve up a mouth-watering selection of food and drink, while the Museum Shop stocks a wide range of media-related resources, gifts and souvenirs. For a venue with a difference, the Museum can provide the setting for a whole spectrum of events, from birthday celebrations to corporate conferences. Membership @ National Media Museum gives visitors the opportunity to experience everything that we have to offer with added value and exclusivity, while supporting the National Media Museum right here in Bradford."