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National Science and Media Museum

Pictureville, Bradford BD1 1NQ, England
+44 844 856 3797
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Fun, fantastic and free

My daughter loved this place seeing Tim Peake’s space capsule the history of the web and seeing old... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom
Fascinating TV and animation displays

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum, the TV and animation exhibits were excellent, brought back many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Pictureville, Bradford BD1 1NQ, England
+44 844 856 3797
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter loved this place seeing Tim Peake’s space capsule the history of the web and seeing old devices and hearing our stories of what we used and why and the diy demo on how a modem works, then there’s the the history of tv,...More

Thank weekendescapes906
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum, the TV and animation exhibits were excellent, brought back many memories. Tim Peake's capsule was on display there, don't think I would have fancied crashing through the atmosphere in it

Thank lincolnhatter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best place in Bradford and is one of the very few places in Bradford which hasnt been impacted too much by the cuts. Really clean with amazing staff who are welcoming and is always busy , but enough space to easily enjoy all the exhibitions....More

Thank mohammed a
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This to me is an iconic part of history, walk in the door and there is the spacecraft that brought heroes down to earth. Amazing to see but very very poorly presented with a poor what seemed like a 20second video in the back ground....More

Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We’ve been going to the SMM for 20+ years now. It’s recently had money invested in it and we’re so pleased they got Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule for a few weeks. I’ve never seen the museum as busy as it was today. It was a...More

Thank davethesuede
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today to see the Soyuz space capsule and experience the virtual reality Space Descent. This was truly amazing and well worth the cost of £5. However, the rest of the museum was extremely disappointing. Large parts were closed for future exibits, and there was...More

Thank Barry F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visited the museum to see Tim Peake's space capsule, which was very interesting in itself, but the virtual reality experience was fantastic and full of great images and information. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and I can't recommend it highly enough.

1  Thank peter o
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kodak floor is wonderful with just about every camera imaginable on view together with technical and historical details. Tim Peak's space capsule is currently on view in the Foyer and an extremely interesting sensory exhibition on the first floor.

Thank Scouselil9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tim Peake's space shuttle was amazing. The rest of the museum is really interesting with the games room being my particular favourite and it's free! Definitely worth a visit especially if it's raining.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to view the temporary exhibition of the pod Tim Peake came back to Earth in. It's absolutely fascinating to see, smaller than I thought but the parachute is enormous! Stayed to look at the rest of the museum and was not disappointed. It offers...More

Thank Victoria H
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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.
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.