Mediatheque at BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque is the place to explore the BFI National Archive, for free.

Whether you’re a researcher, film enthusiast or simply nostalgic for the telly of your childhood, the BFI Mediatheque is a unique place to come, watch and discover wonderfully curated treasures of British film and TV history.

Opening times

Monday Closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday 12:00 — 20:00
Wednesday 12:00 — 20:00
Thursday 12:00 — 20:00
Friday 12:00 — 20:00
Saturday 12:00 — 20:00
Sunday 12:30 — 20:00

Admission is free.

During busy periods, we may have to limit Mediatheque sessions to a maximum of two hours.

Researcher bookings
Please call in advance for availability on 020 7815 1346.

Education and community groups
The Mediatheque at BFI Southbank will not be available for school and group bookings during the summer.

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