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National Media Museum


Yorkshire’s only IMAX Cinema, the National Media Museum located in the heart of Bradford, West Yorkshire, devotes itself to Film, Photography, TV, Radio, Gaming, Animation and the Internet. 


Houses Yorkshire’s ONLY and the UK’s first IMAX Cinema + 2 further Cinemas

3 Cinemas in total (including the UK’s first IMAX)

Over 3.5 million items of historical significance displayed throughout 8 floors of FREE Galleries

Permanent and amazing Exhibitions focusing on Photography, TV, Animation, Gaming, Internet – and the scientific principles behind light and colour

Three Major Film Festivals hosted each year (Bradford International, Bradford Animation and Fantastic Films Weekend)


Excellent eating and drinking facilities (Media Café and Pictureville Bar)

Picnic Area (the White Room) located on Ground Floor next to Games Lounge

Bradford is England’s Curry Capital! Loads of restaurants waiting to serve you a great meal

Great City Centre Bars and Real Ale Pubs nearby

Group Bookings Welcome

FREE Family Activities – see website

Home to Yorkshire’s only IMAX Cinema, The National Media Museum in Bradford, UNESCO City of Film (part of the Science Museum Group) is amazing – and it’s FREE of charge too! It is also known to be one of the most visited Museums in the North of England.

For a jaw-dropping and eye-opening 3D experience this is the place to be. You can watch one of the many short films on view or even watch your favourite Blockbuster Movie on a screen that resembles the size of four double decker buses! With sound to match size, this is not to be missed!’

Dive to hidden depths with ‘Wild Ocean 3D’, unravel ancient Egyptology with the ‘Mummies 3D’ or blast off with ‘Hubble 3D’. You can discover the past, present and future in TV in ‘Experience TV’, watch particular favourite moments in ‘TV Heaven’ and journey through popular photography. Try the Magic Factory and play around with lenses, light and colour. Get gaming in the Games Lounge and explore a world of Animation. Simply lots to see and do.

Admission is FREE. Charges are applicable for IMAX and other Cinemas.

Open every day (including Bank Holiday and School Holiday Mondays) from 10am – 6pm


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