National Science and Media Museum

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
National Science and Media Museum, Leeds
National Science and Media Museum

The National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford near Leeds,  explores the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. It aims to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future to see more, hear more, think more and do more.

The galleries and exhibition spaces help illuminate world-famous collections in photography, film and television. The team of Explainers create learning activities that fuel the imagination and get under the skin of the museum’s collections and exhibitions. And its three cinema screens—including an IMAX theatre—allow the museum to showcase the magic of moving images from around the world in Bradford, the first UNESCO City of Film.

Princes WayBradfordBD1 1NQ View map
Telephone: 08448563797 Visit Now


Wheelchair access to museum, galleries and cinemas, subtitled cinema screenings, quiet spaces and autism-friendly early openings, lift access to all floors

Admission Charges

Free entry to museum. Charges apply to cinema screenings

Children and Families

Baby changing facilities, booster seats in cafe, parent and carer cinema screenings (with babies under 1), family-friendly activities at weekends and school holidays

Commercial and Hire Services

Private event hire available (call 01904 686 226)

Services and Facilities

Cafe, cinemas (including IMAX)

Opening Hours

  • Monday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday10:00am - 6:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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