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6. National Media Museum and IMAX Cinema, Bradford

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National Media Museum and IMAX cinema, Bradford

This Museum's diverse collections encompass some of the best, most significant and important visual material to be found anywhere in the world.

The collection of photographs contains key images by the most influential photographers of our time including Julia Margaret Cameron, Anna Atkins, Martin Parr and Eve Arnold, and includes the world's first negative and the pre-eminent William Henry Fox Talbot Collection. 

The Museum's extensive collection of photographic technology contains equipment from early photography to current innovative practice. It includes The Kodak Museum Collection: a major collection of equipment which tells the story of popular photography.

The Cinematography Collection comprises equipment relevant to the filmmaking process. It includes equipment by eminent pioneers such as Auguste and Louis Lumière, Robert W Paul, Charles Pathé and Charles Urban, and unique and important objects such as the Le Prince cameras, the Varley camera, the Marey Chronophotographic equipment, apparatus by Freise Greene, Birt Acres and examples of an early Edison Kinetoscope and Kinetophone.

Television is strongly represented and incorporates an unrivalled collection of objects relating to the history and development of television: John Logie Baird's 1923 experimental apparatus, a diverse range of television receivers, the Thames Television camera collection and a major archive of television commercials.

National Media Museum and IMAX Cinema Address:
National Media Museum
West Yorkshire
England, UK

National Media Museum and IMAX Cinema Opening Times:

Museum galleries, café and shop
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00am – 6.00pm (closed Mondays)
Open Half Term Monday (22nd October)

Cinemas – Pictureville, Cubby Broccoli & IMAX
Daily, 10.00am – late

Pictureville Bar
Daily, 5.00am – 9.00pm

National Media Museum and IMAX Cinema Admission:
Museum Free
Charges apply to the cinemas and IMAX
T  +44 (0)870 7010200

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