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The museum, IMAX and Pictureville are temporarily closed. Find out about our a major transformation.

Food and drink

Pictureville Bar is currently closed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Pictureville Bar

Customers in Pictureville Bar
  • Open seven days a week for cinema customers

Pictureville Bar is our stylish bar and café. Relax and enjoy a refreshment before your film with comfy seating and free Wi-Fi, or explore fascinating objects from the National Science and Media Museum’s collection, including a large 1952 35mm film projector.

We work with local suppliers including Lottie Shaw’s Bakery, Northern Bloc ice cream, Dark Woods Coffee, Saltaire Brewery and Slingsby Gin.

You are more than welcome to take your food and drink into the film with you.


A barista pouring coffee in the Media Café
  • Currently closed

Download a sample menu (DOCX).

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

Picnic areas

Level 0 Picnic Area at the National Science and Media Museum
  • Currently closed

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

Part of the Science Museum Group