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With plenty to explore, we’re pretty sure you’ll want to grab some refreshments during your visit.

Take a break from exploring the museum and enjoy lunch in our Café. To reduce queues and waiting time, you can now pre-book food online when you book your free museum admission tickets.


A barista pouring coffee in the Media Café
  • Open during museum opening hours

Skip the queue and pre-book your food online when you book your free museum admission tickets

Bookable lunch options

The Café is wheelchair-accessible. Highchairs are available and we support the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme.

Health and safety

  • To ensure your visit with us is safe and enjoyable, we have reduced seating capacity in the Café and will be offering a limited menu
  • We are using disposable materials rather than crockery
  • Drinks will be served in takeaway cups only; we are not able to refill reusable cups at this time
  • You are asked to wear face masks or coverings until you have sat down with your food or drink. Once at a table, you’re welcome to remove your face coverings

Picnic areas

Level 0 Picnic Area at the National Science and Media Museum
  • Open during museum opening hours

If you’d prefer to bring your own food, we have picnic areas on Levels 0, 1 and 4.

There are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities next to the Level 0 picnic area.

Pictureville Bar

Customers in Pictureville Bar
  • Temporarily closed

Pictureville Bar is currently temporarily closed.