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All about a day out at National Media Museum, Bradford

August 6, 2014 3 comments

If you’re fascinated by all things television, internet, and photography then this is the place you need to be.

Documenting everything right from the start, it shows you from the very first proper cartoon back in the 1930’s, to the very first public internet connection in the 1990’s.

Have you ever wanted to read the news?

Sit behind the newsdesk, read the autocue and BE the Bradford correspondent for the London studio in the ‘live’ studio broadcast.

You can also see your favourite programmes come to life as they’re all in here in the museum.

Which window shall we go through – square, circle, or arched?!


I used to love watching Playschool when I was small.

Humpty, Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and Hamble the doll.

We also saw Gordon the Gopher with his sidekick Philip Schofield being mentioned 🙂

Gordon the Gopher

We also loved the game lounge where we could play the different games and consoles over the years.

I used to be brilliant at Space Invaders. Seeing as I haven’t played for over 20 years though I’ve got a bit rusty!

space invaders

I showed the younger ones how to play. It was a bit alien to them though. Joysticks? Extra buttons to shoot forward and back?!

They also had Donkey Kong and Frogger. Awesomeness.

If you’re a media freak, and are interested in how TV, videos, dvd, internet, and computer games evolved, here is a DEFINITE worthy visit.

Fascinating stuff and a retro nostalgia blast from the past as well.

Visit the site here and go visit yourself

Great day out!

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