National Science and Media Museums in Bradford

National Science and Media Museum

National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

National Science and Media Msueum an innovative day out for all the family focusing on image and sound in our lives.

The galleries and exhibition spaces help to illuminate world-famous collections in photography, film and television. Teams of Explainers create learning activities that fuel the imagination and get under the skin of our collections and exhibitions. And our three cinema screens—including an IMAX theatre—allow us to showcase the magic of moving images from around the world in Bradford, the first UNESCO City of Film.

The Wonderlab is a strong family favourite providing an opportunity to touch, try and photograph your experience as you navigate your way through more than 20 mind-bending exhibits. Hear your voice echo through a 15m-long tube, get lost in mirrors, make art using light, and travel through a laser tunnel..

The Games Lounge, will delight younger and older visiotrs, as you play your way through classic games, from Pac-Man to Super Mario Kart. Learn about the history of videogaming. Discover the story behind a global phenomenon.

Add in the Kodak Gallery, the Animation Gallery, the DFI Mediatheque and a host of changing temporary exhibitions and you've got a FREE fun filled day out.

Museum Facilities
  • Cafe and Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets & Changing Areas
Opening Time icon
Opening Hours
Daily: 10am to 6pm
25th and 26th December.
Entry to the National Science and Media is FREE.
Donations are welcome.
Map Location
Getting To the National Science and Media Museum

By rail
The museum is a five-minute walk from Bradford Interchange and a 15-minute walk from Bradford Forster Square station, with the route clearly signposted from both.

By bus
Arrive into Bradford Interchange and we’re just a five-minute walk away, with the route clearly signposted from the station.

By car
From the M62, take Junction 26 onto the M606 and follow the brown tourist signs on your approach to Bradford city centre.

On foot
The museum is in the heart of Bradford opposite City Park, the route is well signposted.

Contact Details
National Science and Media Museum
Website: National Science and Media Museum
Upcoming Events

See, Hear, Think

26th May to 3rd June
May half term is full of free family fun— including exciting shows, creative activities and lots to explore.
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