The museum has free admission, but you’d have to pay if you wanted to see a show or one of their IMAX films. At any given time there are different exhibitions going on, as I mentioned above a Dr. Who and me exhibit is on (from November until February 9th) showcasing a series of pictures of super fans, fan artwork and what it means to be a Dr. Who fan. As recent fans of the show, we are more than happy to make the trip and see through they eyes of the superfans. When we went to the museum the first time we played a lot with the green screens and learned a bit about British television history.You can stand against the green screen and put yourself in different scenes, it’s pretty comical to be the one watching the person who doesn’t have much of a clue what’s going on. My favourite section was probably the one where there were old tv characters (even if I didn’t know who they were) figurines and cartoons displayed. It was really neat to see how photography had evolved through the ages as well. My grandma used to be a professional photographer, and I wouldn’t have wanted to carry around all the heavy gear she had, I don’t know how she did it! Not to mention the dozens of film canisters rolling around everywhere. I still remember when we were very small finding them around her house and filling them with rocks and whatever else we could fit in them.
It’s been a fair few years now since we’ve been to the National Media Museum in Bradford, but I thought I would share our trip anyways as tomorrow we are off again to see the Dr. Who exhibit and it will be interesting to see if the’ve made any changes anywhere else.
Have you ever been to the National Media Museum? I’ll let you know how tomorrow’s adventure goes next week.