National Media Museum
A great journey through the history of all things media, from the Tudor ‘camera obscura’ through the very first wax cylinder to state of the art virtual reality systems. The museum operates over several floors, each one being dedicated to a different field of media, mostly reassuringly static but occasionally breaking into a whole new innovative display or demonstration. There really is (cliche, cliche) something for all ages, from the fantastic magic carpet ride (where you can choose to fly over deserts or country houses) and the have-a-go film set, to the primitive zootropes and halls of mirrors. You can even sit Dad in TV Heaven watching Joanna Lumley in a tight leather catsuit, when he gets bored. There’s a cafe as well as upstairs eating area, so you can set them loose on the cheese strings while you sup on the picnic of your choice.
- Wheelchair access
National Media Museum City Centre, Bradford, BD1 1NQ