National Science and Media Museum
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Average time spent – 2 hours.
Things to do at National Science and Media Museum review
The National Science and Media Museum is located in the heart of Bradford, West Yorkshire. It’s a really great museum for families and it does a fantastic job of making learning fun. The museum has permanent and temporary exhibitions so it’s somewhere you can visit often without it being too similar each time.
The permanent exhibitions include a kodak gallery that takes you through the history of photography. You can step into a 19th Century portrait studio and see hundreds of photography related objects. There is even the opportunity to watch the world’s first moving colour film.
Their newest permanent exhibition is Wonderlab. In here you can work your way through 20 different interactive exhibits, some of which I’ve never seen anything like them before. You can hear your voice echo through a tube, see your body heat in a series of colours and get lost in their mirror maze. For most of the exhibits, you are immersed in them and even become the experiment while learning all about light and sound.
In the games room, you can play all manner of vintage games. There’s the very first PlayStation set up for you to play, Nintendo and even Sega. Plus full-size vintage arcade games such as Pacman, Space Invaders and Streetfighter. Admission to the games lounge is £2 and all arcade games and consoles are now free to play. Don’t forget to book when you book your free museum tickets.
The museum is also home to the biggest and most immersive IMAX cinema in West Yorkshire. Tickets for this cost around £8-9 for an adult and £6 for a child. If needed 3D glasses are included.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
Important Information National Science and Media Museum
Eating – There is a cafe on-site which serves hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Museum where children and adults can learn all about science and media through interactive exhibits and displays. There is also a games room and an IMAX cinema. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE – some activities are charged
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. The museum is FREE to visit. The games room is £2 per person and IMAX cinema also has an additional cost (see above). Although you can visit for free you can also reserve tickets with a donation per adult from £5 to £20.
Opening: The museum is open most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: Pictureville, Bradford, BD1 1NQ, West Yorkshire, England. Phone: 0800 047 8124
Category – Museum with IMAX cinema – Indoors – Suitable for all ages.
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