In 1975, the idea of video recording at home was unheard of. But a major development in TV’s history was just around the corner with the advent of Betamax.
Believe it or not, this grotesque and surreal lantern slide was a favourite at Victorian magic lantern shows—the forerunner to cinema whose popularity lasted for 300 years.
Iain Logie Baird investigates the history of the most modern and largest TV factory in all of Europe—just down the road from the museum here in Bradford.
Filmed in 1915, Charles Urban’s Britain Prepared used military footage to promote British strength and determination in the war effort during the First World War.
The Red Cross has done some incredible work since its formation in 1863. A look through our collection reveals just a few of its heroes.
Victorian song sheets provide a fascinating glimpse into contemporary attitudes to photography, such as this response to the new instantaneous hidden cameras.
Many have speculated on the fate of Le Prince, who went missing in 1890, but undisputed is the fact that it was he, not Edison, who created the very first moving pictures.
Our research centre isn’t just for visitors interested in photography, cinema, TV and the internet—we recently welcomed a researcher whose enquiries were of an entirely architectural nature…