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National Media Museum – Bradford

The National Media Museum contains over 3.5 million items of historical and cultural importance in the world of film, photography, television, animation and news media. Located in the centre of Bradford, the museum is a celebration of cinema, television and photography and has seven permanent galleries, many with interactive features. There are also two regularly changing exhibition spaces.

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Bradford IMAX

When the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford opened its doors in 1983, one of its key features was the first ever IMAX theatre in the UK. At the time, it was also the largest cinema screen in the UK at five floors high and with six-channel sound. When the museum reopened after extensive refurbishment in 1999, the IMAX remained centre stage and was now equipped to show 3D films.

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Bradford Cathedral

The site of Bradford Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship for well over a thousand years. In fact, its origins date back to Anglo-Saxon times, but the original church was destroyed by the Normans. The de Lacy Norman family subsequently took possession of the land and it was Alice de Lacy who constructed a second church in the 14th century, although this was destroyed by Scottish raiders invading Yorkshire. The cathedral we see today was founded in 1458 …

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