Mediatheque at BFI Southbank

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

Please note the Mediatheque will be closing temporarily from Monday 19 December for a much-needed refurbishment and software upgrade. We shall be reopening in spring 2017 and look forward to welcoming you back then with a whole new experience to enjoy.

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

The Mediatheque will be closed on 9 December due to a venue hire. It shall reopen at 12:00 on Saturday 10 December as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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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