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National Science and Media Museum

Pictureville, Bradford BD1 1NQ, England
+44 844 856 3797
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A little gem in the city centre

I love the museum. It's always a great day out with the kids mine are 2 and 4, there are plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MrKazmi
via mobile
Great place for kids!

There is always something different happening here, fantastic and interesting museum. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jane w
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The National Science and Media Museum is a fabulous free museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire devoted to the science and culture of light and sound technologies. Filled with fun educational exhibits, including the state-of-the-art Wonderlab gallery, three cinema screens including the IMAX 3D cinema (charges apply), the museum also hosts events for children and festivals covering animation, retro TV, film and more.The National Science and Media Museum is a fun day out in Bradford for the whole family.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“imax cinema” (87 reviews)
“all ages” (126 reviews)
“media museum” (93 reviews)
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Pictureville, Bradford BD1 1NQ, England
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"tv studio"
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"video games"
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"space invaders"
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"blue screen"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"games lounge"
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"pac man"
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"retro games"
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"few hours"
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"free entry"
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"free attraction"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love the museum. It's always a great day out with the kids mine are 2 and 4, there are plenty of interactive exhibits and temp installations. They have a cafe downstairs that's reasonably priced, it's a shame it's so close to the gift shop-...More

Thank MrKazmi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always something different happening here, fantastic and interesting museum. Very knowledgeable staff as well

Thank jane w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and spent at least 3 hours wandering around. Must admit I didn't understand all of the exhibits but there was plenty of chances for interaction and hands on play for kids and adults alike. The retro gaming area was...More

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved it lots of things to look at so there for missed the last room as it was just closing when we made it but definitely will visit again

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The café at the Media Museum is a must, gorgeous homemade cakes, fresh soup, wraps and I love their coffee. The staff are just lovely and of course the museum is well worth a visit for all the family. Brilliant all round.

Thank Dianne V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as interesting as my first visit many years ago when it was more about the photography,television and film industry but it has moved with the times and is now more modern type of attraction with lots of hands on exhibits for schools etc, but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum today, overall the experience was great. The Kodak experience on the bottom floor was definitely the best. It was so well presented, informative and fun to walk around. However, we felt the rest of the museum wasn't as impressive. Some of the...More

Thank Kimberley H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the National science and media museum today. We took our 11 years old niece visiting from USA. Spent an amazing 4 hours there. She was so happy to be there, being able to be interactive and get to read all about how the...More

Thank shebha
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I have been several Times but my grand children were absolutely fascinated by the whole experience. The best thing of all was they were allowed to get "hand on" So mums and dads, if you want to get your kids off the games consoles and...More

Thank Richard E
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

I went to the museum this week and was looking forward to it but came away disappointed. at the tills staff were bored and wasn't interested in helping you at all. the museum was very noisy with children which made the visit short. there wasn't...More

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beckiee94
30 September 2016|
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Response from jamie1578 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think am 18 month old would enjoy it has much has an older child . I took my 3 year old he just slept has for the 7 year old she could not keep still
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Sedgy17
26 January 2016|
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Response from Newmarskeman | Reviewed this property |
At least three hours.
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32jan
17 January 2016|
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Response from Netty_Scott | Reviewed this property |
No but there is a cheap pay and display behind it.
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