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


We can’t wait to welcome you back to the National Science and Media Museum.

Some things about your visit will be different to before and we are asking visitors to help keep our museum safe by following a few guidelines.

  • To enter the museum you’ll need to book a ticket online in advance. When booking you’ll be able to add extras such as a timed entry slot for the Games Lounge and food from our café. You won’t be able to get in without a ticket. Book your tickets online now
  • Please note that Galleries 1 and 2 are temporarily closed while we get ready for Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security, which opens on 11 February 2022
  • Pictureville Cinema, including IMAX, is now open. Our full programme and tickets are available on our cinema pages. Please book your tickets online in advance
  • Please wear a face covering during your visit, unless you are exempt
  • 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

Opening times

The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00–17.00.

Getting here

The National Science and Media Museum, Pictureville, Bradford, BD1 1NQ

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