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National Media Museum


www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/educators

Description

4. Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?
The museum has six floors of free galleries including: the Magic Factory – with hands-on exhibits to help pupils explore light and shadows; Experience TV where pupils can discover how television programmes are made, as well as learn about the early pioneers of TV; Kodak - tracing the birth of photography and the development of the camera; Animation and TV Heaven – with over 1000 programmes in the archive for you to select and view. School groups can book FREE gallery sessions to enhance their experience of a particular gallery – popular talks include the Mystery of the Cottingley Fairies, Experience TV, Victorian Photography, Animation in Motion and The Race for TV and there are downloadable resources online to help you make the most of visiting.

We also offer a wide range of practical workshops in a variety of media skills including: Animation, Television Advertising and Editing, Movie Trailer, Documentary Newsday, Website Design, Digital Storytelling. All our workshops are led by media industry professionals or trained teachers. Events can be subject to change or we might introduce a new workshop – so it’s best to look at the Educators’ pages of the website or the Learn brochure for schools to see what is currently available.

KS2 groups can also pre-book to see CinemaMagic, the Museum’s live interactive show demonstrating optical illusions and cinema tricks that have been used in filmmaking for decades. Devised exclusively for the National Media Museum by multi-media performance company Forkbeard Fantasy, the show will entertain and educate, as well as demystify the science behind some technical illusions such as pixilation, the glass shot and the travelling matte.

For 14+ students, we run a bespoke programme of Media, Film Studies, English and Creative and Media Diploma events and Study Days designed to enrich and complement the AS/A2 course content.

You can also book to watch an IMAX film as part of your visit (group discounted charges apply). There are usually five different titles to choose from and these screenings are often one of the main highlights of the visit.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.4
18 reviews


Excellent
 
67%

Very Good
 
22%

Average
 
11%

Poor
 
0%

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Pupils enjoyed visiting some of the areas of the museum and were able to order drinks at the cafe independently using their voices/other means of communication. We will be visiting again with a larger group and for a longer period of time to ensure we can visit more of the museum as we did not anticipate how long it would take. (February 2020 - Secondary - Post No: 19603 )




Great venue. Super service. (January 2020 - Primary - Post No: 18697 )




(October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17050 )




Great place plenty of things to see and do, great for Free educational trips. (September 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 16124 )




(June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13807 )




(June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13487 )




Great museum. Some really interesting exhibits relevant to the ICT and CS curriculum. The animation workshop was fab! (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 12621 )




(May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12494 )




The trip was not as successful as planned as there were not as many interactive activities as I presumed. It seemed like the things on display were quite outdated. (February 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9787 )




Great trip - the staff even put on an extra show for us (February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9781 )




A great resource - particularly as it's free! (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6748 )




(May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3486 )




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(March 2018 - Primary - Post No: 1628 )




(January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 868 )




The National Media Museum was a superb venue for children to learn about light and sound through the innovative Wonderlab and get hands-on with plasticine animation in a professionally-led workshop. In addition, the children visited brilliant galleries, including an animation gallery, a TV gallery and the birth of photography exhibit. (January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 759 )




(December 2017 - Primary - Post No: 74 )




Contact

National Media Museum
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 1NQ

Pricing

Entrance to the museum is FREE and there are no charges for the gallery sessions, although these must be booked in advance. There are charges for workshops and 14+ Film and Media Studies study days – please ask when you make your booking or look on the Educators’ pages of our website.

Opening Times

The Museum is open from 10am – 6pm

Contact

National Media Museum
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 1NQ

Pricing

Entrance to the museum is FREE and there are no charges for the gallery sessions, although these must be booked in advance. There are charges for workshops and 14+ Film and Media Studies study days – please ask when you make your booking or look on the Educators’ pages of our website.

Opening Times

The Museum is open from 10am – 6pm

www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/educators

Description

4. Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?
The museum has six floors of free galleries including: the Magic Factory – with hands-on exhibits to help pupils explore light and shadows; Experience TV where pupils can discover how television programmes are made, as well as learn about the early pioneers of TV; Kodak - tracing the birth of photography and the development of the camera; Animation and TV Heaven – with over 1000 programmes in the archive for you to select and view. School groups can book FREE gallery sessions to enhance their experience of a particular gallery – popular talks include the Mystery of the Cottingley Fairies, Experience TV, Victorian Photography, Animation in Motion and The Race for TV and there are downloadable resources online to help you make the most of visiting.

We also offer a wide range of practical workshops in a variety of media skills including: Animation, Television Advertising and Editing, Movie Trailer, Documentary Newsday, Website Design, Digital Storytelling. All our workshops are led by media industry professionals or trained teachers. Events can be subject to change or we might introduce a new workshop – so it’s best to look at the Educators’ pages of the website or the Learn brochure for schools to see what is currently available.

KS2 groups can also pre-book to see CinemaMagic, the Museum’s live interactive show demonstrating optical illusions and cinema tricks that have been used in filmmaking for decades. Devised exclusively for the National Media Museum by multi-media performance company Forkbeard Fantasy, the show will entertain and educate, as well as demystify the science behind some technical illusions such as pixilation, the glass shot and the travelling matte.

For 14+ students, we run a bespoke programme of Media, Film Studies, English and Creative and Media Diploma events and Study Days designed to enrich and complement the AS/A2 course content.

You can also book to watch an IMAX film as part of your visit (group discounted charges apply). There are usually five different titles to choose from and these screenings are often one of the main highlights of the visit.