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Media Space gallery

Media Space

Media Space showcases the National Photography Collection held by the National Media Museum through a series of major exhibitions and events

Media Space is a bold and exciting photography and art gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum.

Media Space offers a programme of exhibitions and events drawing on our world-class National Photography Collection and the broader Science Museum Collections. Bringing together photographers, artists, curators and the creative industries Media Space explores relationships between, and lesser-known histories of, photography, science, art and technology.

Media Space is a collaboration between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum in Bradford, home of the National Photography Collection. It includes a 525m² major exhibition gallery, the Virgin Media Studio for installations, events and creative workshops, and a café/bar. 

The Principal Founding Sponsor of Media Space is Virgin Media after whom the studio is named. The major donor to the project is the Dana and Albert R Broccoli Foundation set up by the family of the late Bond producer. The opening programme has been made possible through the support of Founding Partner Hyundai Motor UK. Media Space has also received generous support in the form of donations or artworks for auction from a large number of individuals, companies and artists.


  • Virgin Media logo  

    Principal founding sponsor

  • Broccoli Foundation

    Principal founding donor

Thank you to all of our Media Space Supporters


Birmingham, January by Nick Hedges

Make Life Worth Living: Nick Hedges’ Photographs for Shelter 1968–72

Uncover the harsh realities of social housing in sixties Britain

Media Space

'Christina' - Drawn by Light exhibition image

Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection

How photography has shaped our perception of the world


Scientific photograph from the Revelations exhibition

Revelations: Experiments in Photography

Learn about the influence of early scientific photography on 20th century art


Media Space Cafe

Serving a range of hot and cold food throughout the day
  • 'Only in England' exhibtion in the Media Space gallery
    Credits : © Science Museum
  • 'Only in England' exhibtion in the Media Space gallery
    Credits : © Science Museum
  • Media Space cafe
    Credits : © Science Museum

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