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The National Science and Media Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

Join us once again to ignite your curiosity in Wonderlab, explore how photography was invented in the Kodak Gallery, and play your way through the history of videogaming in the Games Lounge.

Think like a scientist in our brand new Wonderlab Live experience, featuring live demos and all-new experiments. Discover how Robert Paul, the forgotten pioneer of cinematography, invented British cinema in our temporary exhibition The Forgotten Showman, now extended until February 2021.

Please note that some areas of the museum will remain closed for now. See ‘what’s open?’ below for a full list of open and closed areas.


Our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors. To help us manage the number of people in the museum at one time, you’ll now need to book a free admission ticket in advance.

When booking you’ll be able to add extras such as a timed entry slot for the Games Lounge, as well as takeaway food options from our café.

What’s open?

To keep visitors safe and maintain social distancing, some parts of the museum will remain closed for now. This page will be updated if there are any changes.

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.