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The National Media Museum

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The National Media Museum has seven floors of exhibitions connected with the world of photography, film, radio and television.  There are permanent galleries featuring photography and television, and explaining the basic ideas behind both. In addition to this there are two special exhibition galleries which have a changing programme of displays from the collection of the museum. 

The National Media Museum
For a real hands-on experience visitors can also see the BBC’s Bradford radio, TV and online studio which is a working studio. 

The photography section of the museum has a large collection of 19th and 20th century photographs, including the first ever negative. There are examples of the work of many influential photographers. As part of this category The Kodak Gallery features 35,000 objects and images from the early days of popular photography to the digital cameras of today. 

In the film gallery, The National Media Museum has exhibits which chart the development of television from the earliest days through to the present. One of the exhibits is the Emitron television camera built by EMI in 1934. Other exhibits include some of the first film making equipment as used by Auguste and Louis Lumiere. The history of television also has John Logie Baird's 1923 experimental apparatus, a collection of television sets, and a large archive of television commercials.

The Museum is five minutes’ walk from Bradford Interchange which has rail, bus and taxi services all under one roof. From Junction 26 off the M62 follow the signs for Bradford city centre and the brown tourism signs. 

Contact Details: 
National Media Museum 
Pictureville 
Bradford 
West Yorkshire 
BD11NQ 
Tel: 0870 701 0200 



 

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