National Science and Media Museum

LOCATION

BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE

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The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford is a free museum devoted to the science and culture of light and sound technologies. Kids can get hands-on in the state-of-the-art Wonderlab, filled with live experiments, thrilling shows and more than 20 mind-bending exhibits. Not only that but you can journey through popular photography, watch your favourite TV moments, explore the world of animation and get gaming in the Games Lounge.

National Science and Media Museum
Pictureville,BRADFORD,BD1 1NQ

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Tailored tours, induction loop, cinema seating
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Tue-Sun 10-6, BH Mon & school hols. Closed 24-26 Dec

About the area

Discover West Yorkshire

Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.

The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions. 

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