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Exhibition, Fri 2 Mar - Mon 7 May 2018


Mat Collishaw - Thresholds: Photo  Richard Eaton

Mat Collishaw - Thresholds: Photo Richard Eaton


Thresholds is an extraordinary VR experience created by artist Mat Collishaw. It is a virtual restaging of William Henry Fox Talbot’s first photography exhibition in 1839.

Enter a fully immersive portal to the past, walk through a digitally reconstructed room and handle virtual prints of Talbot’s photographs. You will be able to glance through digital windows, hear the sounds of a demonstration taking place outside, and even feel the heat from a coal fire.

The VR experience will be accompanied by Immersion, a curated selection of objects exploring immersive technologies in our collection—from 19th-century stereoscopic images to the very latest innovations.

Visit Thresholds and step back in time to experience an exhibition like never before.

Location: Level 1, Gallery One

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Fri 2 Mar - Mon 7 May 2018


Thresholds (available to 13-year-olds and over. £3 entry) is a collaboration between Somerset House, the Blain Southern Gallery, Library of Birmingham, and features imagery recreated from original Talbot photographs and equipment held at the National Science and Media Museum.

Suitable for age 13+
Tickets available soon

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 29 Dec - Fri 1 Jun City Girls
Fri 2 Mar - Mon 7 May Thresholds
Fri 2 Mar - Sun 24 Jun Immersion
Fri 30 Mar - Sun 15 Apr Easter Family Fun



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National Science and Media Museum,
West Yorkshire,



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Map reference: SE 161327  Lat: 53.79091 Long: -1.75609

By Road:
One mile from end of M606.

By Public Transport:
Come out of Bradford Interchange, turn left at The BradfordHotel, follow signs to museum. The museum is a five minute walk from the Interchange.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bradford Interchange station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality