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

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Welcome back

The National Science and Media Museum is open 10.00–17.00, Wednesday to Sunday and every day during school holidays. We can’t wait to welcome you.

Don’t miss our new exhibition Top Secret, exploring the fascinating world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications.

Ignite your curiosity in Wonderlab, play your way through the history of videogaming in the Games Lounge (£2 per person), and explore how photography was invented in the Kodak Gallery—including a new permanent display telling the story of Bradford’s Belle Vue Studio.

Please note that a small number of areas of the museum will remain closed for now. See ‘what’s open?’ below for a full list of open and closed areas, and read our reopening FAQ for more information on what has changed.


We recommend booking a free admission ticket in advance, but tickets are also available on the door.

When booking you’ll be able to add extras such as a timed entry slot for the Games Lounge.

What’s open?

Useful information

You can find essential safety information on our visit page. Detailed answers to questions you may have about visiting the museum are available in our reopening FAQ.


In term time, the museum is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00–17.00.

During school holidays, the museum is open daily, 10.00–17.00.

Part of the Science Museum Group