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Exhibition, Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct 2016, free entry


Aardman Expression Lab

Aardman Expression Lab


National Media Museum,
West Yorkshire,

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For October half term only, In Your Face will feature some brand new activities in our Aardman Expression Lab as we join forces with Aardman to celebrate the studio’s 40th anniversary. Some of Aardman’s best loved characters from the past four decades, including Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, will be popping up in the galleries as we reveal how animated creations communicate through facial expression – and how their faces are made.

Expect some very special talks, screenings, and unique selfie opportunities with your favourite Aardman faces.

Daily events include:
Making Faces in the Kodak Gallery (lower ground floor) - Aardman Face Swap, see how you’d look with Gromit’s ears or Shaun’s hair. Gromit Face Spinners, trick your brain with this classic animation technique.

Aardman Portrait Competition - For the last 40 years, Aardman Animations has animated faces that are expressive, lovable, believable and instantly recognisable. Enter our competition to find your best portraits of Aardman faces. Bring in your pictures for a chance to win some fantastic goodies!

Special Delivery in the Life Online Gallery (ground floor) - Enter a virtual world with this amazing 360-degree, interactive animation. Find yourself following the adventures of a humble caretaker, who is disturbed by a mysterious stranger on the roof. You’ll encounter 10 subplots, three potential ways to view the ending, and 60+ moments where you can decide to follow the story in different ways.Suitable for ages 7+

An Hour of Aardman (Pictureville) £2 - Take part in the daily live quiz 1.30pm (except Wednesday) on all things Aardman and then sit back and watch your favourite characters in action.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct 2016


Free entry



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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 Hilton Hotel, 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 accessDisabled access
  • 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