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The National Science and Media Museum is now open. Please book free museum admission or cinema tickets online in advance.


Getting here

Essential information for your visit

We’re asking you to help keep our museum safe by following a few guidelines.

  • We recommend booking a free ticket online in advance. When booking you’ll be able to add extras such as a timed entry slot for the Games Lounge (£2 per person) and food from our café. You won’t be able to get in without a ticket. Book your tickets online now
  • You can book your cinema tickets online in advance. Our full programme and tickets are available on our cinema pages.
  • In line with Government guidance, wearing a face covering at the museum isn’t compulsory. We encourage mask wearing, particularly at busy times, so that everyone feels welcome and safe during their visit.
  • You should find all the information you need to plan a visit on this page and in our reopening FAQ. If you have any further questions, you can contact us
  • Entry to the museum is free. Please consider making a donation to support our vital work, either online or using one of the contactless donation points in the museum

Museum floor plan

Food and drink

CAFÉ: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00–16.00

PICTUREVILLE BAR: Open Wednesday to Sunday for cinema customers

Our café and bar serve delicious food and a huge range of drinks. We have picnic areas available too.

Read more about food and drink at the museum


All our galleries are suitable for visitors with disabilities, many of our staff have special training, and we offer a range of services and aids to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

If you have any special requirements, call us on 0844 856 3797 and we’ll help you arrange your visit.

Read more about access and facilities at the museum

Other useful information


In partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we have followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Part of the Science Museum Group