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BFI Mediatheque

Explore the riches of the BFI National Archive for free.

The Mediatheque will be closed all day on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November due to a venue closure. It will also be closed from 16:00 on Tuesday 16 and from 15:00 on Thursday 18 October. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

BFI Southbank

The new BFI Southbank Mediatheque has reopened with thousands more titles and a fresh new look.

The Mediatheque is evolving, with constantly growing content, a completely new digital platform and new facilities.

Thanks to National Lottery funds, the content available on the new Mediatheque service is constantly growing in both depth and breadth. Every week new material is added including posters, publicity material, stills and other artefacts.

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.

The Mediatheque service has been redeveloped to support and showcase the range of new content as well as to provide users with an optimal experience for exploration and discovery. The service is available to access in a new revamped space at BFI Southbank with touchscreen monitors.

Find out more about BFI Mediatheques.

Education and community groups

Group bookings are offered between 10:30 and 17:00 on a Monday, where you will have exclusive use of the space, and between 10.30 to 12:00 Tuesday to Friday when we are also open to the general public. Please call 020 7849 4481 for more information.

Opening times

Monday -  Closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday to Sunday - 10:30 - 21:00


BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank
London SE1 8XT

Admission is free


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