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National Science and Media Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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killing time some good exhibits

Killing time in Bradford and checked this out. It's fab had a great time. Great nostaglic exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lee B
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

We are a family of four with two children aged 9 and 10. We all had a fantastic day, the children... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lisa r
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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...more
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Pictureville, Bradford BD1 1NQ, England
+44 844 856 3797
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All reviews imax cinema all ages media museum tv studio video games space invaders blue screen interactive exhibits pac man retro games games room few hours free attraction free entry half term well worth a visit great for kids
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Killing time in Bradford and checked this out. It's fab had a great time. Great nostaglic exhibits of older tech History and TV from my past loved seeing Zippy and George, Thunderbirds, Morph, Wombles, Dalek, ZX spectrum nostalgic game history. Great exhibits for kids however...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are a family of four with two children aged 9 and 10. We all had a fantastic day, the children really enjoyed the wonderlab and we enjoyed reminiscing with all the old tv shows. Highly recommend a visit here.

1  Thank lisa r
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great learning experience and always someone new to see. Love the attractions and seen the changes of the museum over the years. Good choice of food and amazing imax cinema too

1  Thank AKat93
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have visited several times now and taken different people, love your exhibitions, your staff are amazing, such a wonderful and fun day out for all the family.

1  Thank FreyjaFaery
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lot of camera and film history. Interesting but not a lot to do. Very popular with kids and families. Crowded on the weekend. Narrow, tall building. Very long wait for food. Museum is free or donate if you wish. IMAX and other pay shows...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a cheap day out to entertain the kids on a miserable day and it did not disappoint. The kids loved it. Loads of stuff to see and do for them. A lot of interactive stuff for them too. All in all...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was only expecting a floor or so of interesting stuff, but ended up spending a good part of 3 hours there. Great place, lots of interactive stuff for children. Great for anyone interested in the history of photography.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is completely over priced for the quality you get and the staff are slow with the cooked food. Coffee is nice though.

Thank Trip762762
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More to do and see than I was expecting. Very interactive and nostalgic. Overall a nice and interesting day out.

Thank Elliot S
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Visited in August on a wet day. Ideal place to go. On 5 floors. Lots of interactive things to do. Staff helpful and friendly. Lots of different things to look at and participate in and look at

Thank rarebit
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10 September 2018|
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Response from mumofthree3uk | Reviewed this property |
I took 6 year olds and they all enjoyed it. It’s not a full day though maybe 2 hours
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
26 January 2016|
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Response from Newmarskeman | Reviewed this property |
At least three hours.