Mediatheque at BFI Southbank
BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque is the place to explore the BFI National Archive, for free.
Using the BFI Mediatheque is easy – turn up on the day or book a viewing session in advance. Check in at the desk inside the Mediatheque and then log on to a viewing station. Proof of age may be required, as only age-appropriate material is made available to younger users.
Mon closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tue 12:00 - 20:00
Wed 12:00 - 20:00
Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri 12:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:30 - 20:00
Sun 12:30 -20:00
Book in advance: 020 7815 1346
Education and community groups
Bring your students to enjoy a morning exploring over 2,500 films and TV programmes from the vast BFI National Archive. Whatever subject you teach, you are bound to find some fantastic material – among moving image treasures from 1895 to the present – to stimulate and enliven your students interest.
The Mediatheque at BFI Southbank is available for school use between 10:30 and 12:30, Tuesdays to Fridays during term time. A free session of up to two hours, for an average class size includes a brief introduction.
A facilitated session, with an introduction by a curator around a specific theme can be organised for a fee.
Please call 020 7849 4481 for enquiries and to make a school group booking.