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The national media museum is a day out not to be missed. Bradford is the destination for film in Yorkshire with UNESCO status to prove it – and a museum that’s dedicated to all things sound and vision.

Wander seven floors of galleries or immerse yourself in a film in one of three fabulous movie theatres including very first IMAX theatre in the country – at 60ft It’s the biggest in the region. From 3D blockbusters to arthouse cinema there’s sure to be a film for everyone.

View fascinating media artefacts

Film and media buffs can view iconic objects and remarkable archives relating to cinematography, photography, television and new media. Don’t miss the world’s earliest known surviving negative, the first TV footage and the camera that made the very earliest moving pics in Britain. Book ahead and embark on a curator-led voyage of discovery and get a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of the treasures not on display.

Adults can come over all nostalgic watching vintage TV, while the kids can enjoy a range of fun interactive activities that are sure to banish boredom - especially on a rainy day.

Other museums to explore in the North

Eureka! National Children’s Museum - Halifax 

Harris Museum & Art Gallery - Preston 

Other activities in this area

The Library Bar and Snug - Bradford

Omar Khans Indian restaurant - Bradford


How to get here

Nearest train station: Bradford

Distance from train station: 0.4 miles, 9 min walk 


Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD1 1NQ

0871 902 5756

What to know before you go

Galleries 10am-6pm every day. Cinemas stay open later.

Free entry to museum, galleries and exhibitions, cinema tickets need to be purchased


Café open daily and bar open daily ‘til late


All galleries accessible for visitors with disabilities

Toilets on every other floor

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