[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"] This photo of National Media Museum is courtesy of TripAdvisor[/caption]
Doorsan is a family company based in Bradford and we are keen to promote our Yorkshire roots and share things of interest from the local area.
In the centre of Bradford, a few miles from our door showroom in Wyke, there is a wonderful museum called the National Media Museum, formerly called the Museum of Film and Photography. The museum is celebrating its 30th year this month and I would certainly recommend a visit. The museum includes a unique collection of interesting items from over the years and hands-on exhibits. The museum also has three cinemas including the UK's first IMAX cinema.
I visited many times as a child and particularly remember the interactive Magic Flying Carpet which used green-screen or chroma key technique to show a film of you visiting a range of exotic places. There was a real time news centre where you could have a go at reading the news and following an autocue. This has been modernised to include a mock-up studio and there is access to the BBC office in Bradford, home to researchers and producers who work behind the scenes to support a radio station. There are galleries about the history of photography and a games lounge, home to a range of computer consoles and arcade games as well as many more media related collections.
Amazingly, this modern interactive museum is free admission to all. Tragically, it seems that the National Media Museum may be facing closure due to the cuts in funding and this would be such a shame.
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I have fond memories of the museum and looked forward to introducing my own children to this excellent museum. It would be a real blow to the local community and the country to lose such a great museum. In addition the building also host the IMAX cinema, which was on of the first of these types of wide screens which are fantastic for viewing 3D Films.
We have visitors to the Kershaws Doors showroom from a wide area so if you come to see our collection of doors you could always combine your trip with a visit to the National Media Museum.