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New dates announced for Bradford Science Festival 2020

The National Science and Media Museum has announced new dates for Bradford Science Festival, which will go ahead later this year in the museum, online, via radio programmes and in learning activity packs.

The annual science festival has been rearranged due to the Covid-19 crisis. It was due to happen in July and will now take place from 24 October – 1 November 2020 (during October half term).

Director of the National Science and Media Museum Jo Quinton-Tulloch said:

“We have been working throughout this period to adapt the Bradford Science Festival so it can go ahead in a different format, and we are delighted to confirm it will take place later this year with activities in the museum, online and through other channels.

“I’m very excited that we’re able to produce the event with the support of our partners and collaborators. We were disappointed to cancel the festival in July but can’t wait to deliver an amazing new programme in October. Our top priority is to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for our visitors and the people we work with, and we’ll be announcing further details in the near future.”

Bradford Science Festival will continue to bring organisations from the district together to provide mind-boggling experiments, valuable careers and education advice, and family fun for all ages. Activities will take place in the museum on a ticketed basis and through digital channels, along with accompanying printed learning packs and programmes on BCB radio. Nearly all events will be free.

Full details of the festival programme will be launched at a later date with booking and access details.

Plans for the reopening of the National Science and Media Museum and Pictureville cinemas are ongoing in line with current government guidance, and further information will be announced in due course.


For further details or images please contact:

Phil Oates, Comms Manager, National Science and Media Museum: / 07581 206 495

Notes for editors

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, opened in 1983, and has since become one of the most visited UK museums outside London. The museum explores the science and culture of image and sound technologies, creating special exhibitions, interactive galleries and activities for families and adults. It is home to three cinemas, including Europe’s first IMAX cinema screen and the world’s only public Cinerama screen outside the USA. Entry to the museum is free.

Part of the Science Museum Group