I mentioned last week that we had taken my niece to the media museum in Bradford. Here’s a whistle stop tour of what we saw.
We started in the Games Lounge.
There was a display of games consoles through the years and Gav was telling H all about the ones he had owned (almost all of them btw….)
Then in amongst wonderful arcade games we found PAC-man.
H had never come across this game before and she watched me get annihilated. I’m no game player even though I love a PAC-man.
Then we looked at lots of great displays which highlighted the history of film and some experiments showing how and why film works.
The animation gallery was full of gems from TV and film. Like a real cell from a Tom and Jerry cartoon.
And lots of well loved characters from my childhood.
Zippy and George from Rainbow.
Morph! (Which is where Aardman began.)
And another of my absolute fav’s. The Wombles!
That set was amazing and look at those rugs….. just like my weaving’s!
And this gem. The only surviving set from The Wrong Trousers.
Back in 2005 there was a fire at Aardman Animation HQ that destroyed everything, so this set is the sole survivor as it was at the museum.
Then those two made another stop motion film using an i-pad this time.
Within the gallery all about the internet Gav spotted this edition of Monopoly. Look at those wooden houses and paper tokens! This edition dates to 1953.
Hello Miss weather girl!
Another great gallery full of t.v production sets where you could get behind and in front of the camera and it also had a green screen. You selected the background and then stepped right into the magic of television.
I’d highly recommend a trip to this museum. It was a trip down memory lane for us oldies but also full of interesting stuff to see and do and learn and the cafe was amazing too.