National Media Museum, Bradford


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Short Introduction

A museum covering 7 floors including 3 cinemas, 2 special exhibition galleries and a research and collections centre.

Muybridge highlights include a replica of the zoopraxiscope machine and various collotypes and stereoscopic prints. 314 collotypes are on loan from Kingston Museums and 9 are on loan from The British Kinematograph Society. 100 collotypes reside in the permanent collection (part of the Royal Photographic Society Collection). There are also 12 Stereoscopic images and 3 glass positives available here, as well as 2 rare books by Muybridge himself.

Rights & Reproduction Information

All reproduction requests are dealt with by the Science & Society Picture Library, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DU, tel 0207 942 4400.

More information can be found on the Museum website. More Information

Online Presence

Online Photography Collection

Online Cinematography Collection

Collection Items:

Photographic Material

Prints: 435

Images on Glass: 3


Books by Muybridge: 2

Books concerning Muybridge: 17


Zoopraxiscope Machine: 1

Zoopraxiscope discs: 1

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National Media Museum,
West Yorkshire,
BD1 1NQ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 0870 701 0200



Lead Contact:
Michael Harvey, Curator of Cinematography(

Open Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm. Closed Mondays except during school and bank holidays.

Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
All material stored within Insight: The Collections & Research Centre. Drop in access is possible, depending on level of existing appointments, however making an appointment ahead of visit is strongly recommended. No charge is made for this access.