Transforming the museum
As 2023 progresses, visitors will see the first signs that the museum is embarking on this once-in-a-generation project. The museum will be temporarily closing from June 2023 until summer 2024, with Pictureville Cinema and Bar remaining open seven days a week.
Meanwhile, we are already working closely with community groups across the district to inform the development of exciting new displays, making our rich collections more relevant and meaningful to a twenty-first century audience. Watch this video to find out more:
About the Sound and Vision project
Sound and Vision is a £6million project to build two significant new galleries at the museum. The galleries, accompanied by a programme of activities, will showcase key objects and stories from our world-class collections of photography, film, television, animation, videogames and sound technologies.
Bradford is one of the UK’s youngest, most diverse and fastest-growing cities. As part of the Sound and Vision project, we’re working in close consultation with local communities to make the museum the cultural cornerstone as Bradford becomes UK City of Culture in 2025. Sound and Vision also complements the city’s ambitious culture strategy 'Culture is our Plan', and supports the wider region’s commitment to building a digital economy.
The galleries will open in 2025.
Be part of creating a world-leading destination for science learning in Bradford. The Sound and Vision Project needs the support of generous individuals, businesses and charitable trusts to inspire the next generation of creatives, inventors and scientists.
If you’re interested in support or donating to this transformational project, please contact Lizzie Fenton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about the project
Hear more about Sound and Vision
Our radio programme brings you the latest news on what’s happening with the Sound and Vision project.
Young people from across Bradford are helping to shape our Sound and Vision project, which will transform the museum and build two brand-new permanent galleries.
Consulting with our community
We’re working in close collaboration with the people of Bradford District to inform decisions about our new galleries.