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Science and Media Museum

The National Science and Media Museum
Bradford BD1 1NQ

Entry to the museum is free

Special notice

On Sunday 29 October, some roads in Bradford city centre will be closed for the Bradford City Runs.

There will be no vehicle access to the museum from the north: Godwin Street and Princes Way will be closed. Access to Sharpe Street car park will be via Shipley/Airedale Road, Croft Street and Senior Way.

See a map of the run routes—if you’re travelling by car, we advise planning your journey in advance.

Getting here

Museum floor plan

Food and drink

MEDIA CAFÉ: Open daily 10.00–17.00

PICTUREVILLE BAR: Open daily 10.00–late

Offering delicious food and a huge range of drinks, our café and bar are open to everyone.

Read more about food and drink at the museum


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

Many of our staff have special training and will be happy to help if you need advice during your visit.

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

Tickets and prices

Entry to the museum, galleries and exhibitions is free.

You may need to book free tickets for some of our galleries and events, such as Wonderlab.

Some arcade games in the Games Lounge have a small charge of 10–50p per play.

There is a charge for cinema tickets. See the Picturehouse at National Science and Media Museum website for more details.

You can find sample menus for our café and bar, including prices, on our food and drink page.

Opening times

We are open every day of the week, 10.00–18.00, including Sundays and bank holidays. 

The museum is closed on 25 and 26 December. Our cinemas are closed on 25 December only. 

Any exceptions or changes to our opening times will be listed on this page.

WiFi access

Free WiFi is available throughout the museum.