We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.
We’re situated in Bradford, UK – the very first UNESCO city of film. We opened in 1983 as the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, with a remit to explore the art and science of the image and image-making.
Today we exist to promote an appreciation and understanding of film, photography, television, gaming and the web by inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.
We look after the National Photography, National Cinematography, National Television and National New Media Collections, totalling more than 3.5 million objects of historical, cultural and scientific significance.
We have nine floors of galleries, including three temporary exhibition spaces, all of which investigate and celebrate the culture and science behind cinematography, photography, television, animation, videogames, and web technologies.
The same year we opened our doors to the public, the Museum became the very first venue in Europe to have a permanent IMAX theatre, and the second of our three cinemas, Pictureville, boasts the only permanent, regularly programmed Cinerama installation in Europe, one of only three in the world.
This is just a snapshot of what we do – head over to our website to find out why we’re worth visiting next time you’re in the UK.