With six floors of FREE galleries focusing on photography, television, animation, light and IMAX film technology – plus a changing programme of special exhibitions – the National Media Museum has a wide range of learning opportunities. Galleries include:
The Magic Factory – plenty of hands-on exhibits show how light cannot pass through some materials, how shadows are formed and that light is reflected from surfaces.
Experience TV - find out how television is made, learn about the early pioneers of TV and discover what it feels like to read the news.
TV Heaven - choose from over 1000 programmes in the archives and take a trip into TV’s past in your own booth. Come face to face with a Dalek and meet some of the original ‘stars’ of children’s TV from days gone by, from Play School’s Humpty to Gordon the Gopher.
Animation - see how animation works and find out how favourite characters such as Wallace and Gromit are created. Hands-on exhibits help you investigate optical illusions.
Kodak - find out about the birth of photography and the development of the camera.
The National Media Museum is also host to 3 cinema spaces, including the fabulous IMAX. IMAX films have to be seen to be believed! The giant cinema screen is a massive 16m x 20m. Together with the digital wrap-around sound, seeing films in IMAX provides an experience so real you’ll think you’re there!
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