National Media Museum

KS2 children at the National Media Museum
Bradford BD1 1NQ

Opening Times:
Tuesday - Sunday, 10am -6pm
Open school holiday and Bank Holiday Mondays
Discounted prices for groups for IMAX

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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!

Contact Details:
Sarah Mumford
NMeM Learning Manager
Tel: 01274 203310
Fax: 01274 203404

Learning Team 0870 70 10 201

Learning Programmes:
The Learning Department is dedicated to building media literacy and developing skills to enable people to appreciate, interact with and create their own media.
We offer a wide variety of practical workshops, led by industry professionals or trained teachers and suitable for KS2-5, including animation, television advertising and editing, documentary-making and digital story-telling.
Our Museum Interpreters also deliver FREE gallery talks to enhance students’ understanding of our galleries and exhibits.
Bookable facilities include lunchbox storage trolleys and free packed lunch picnic areas.
Please call our dedicated learning team and we'll help plan the right visit for you.

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