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National Science and Media Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great favourite of our toddler

Another repeat visit to WonderLab, kids loved the interActive multi sensory activities and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Skipton, United Kingdom
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This can be a great experience, especially for kids, but we particularly like the 3 cinemas.

The museum occupies 8 floors with a range of different exhibitions focusing on television... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John M
Lyon, France
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can't see what the attraction to, or purpose of this attraction is. As an historic reference it may have some relevance on a wet day when there's nothing else to do, maybe but as a major attraction, as it's title suggests, then no. The displays...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I took our 7 year old granddaughter for the Operation Ouch event. It was good but the eyeball dissection was carried out in a small room with the kids crammed on the floor and the adults stood around the outside. Surely there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another repeat visit to WonderLab, kids loved the interActive multi sensory activities and exploring the different stations. Love it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank captaincookYorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum occupies 8 floors with a range of different exhibitions focusing on television, photography, animation, video gaming, and the science exhibition amongst others. Also, the cinemas are a diverting experience with Bradford’s IMAX being the largest screen in the region. The main Media café...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is full of fascinating artifacts. I've only managed to see half of it and need to go back to finish off! What I have seen is brilliant. There is an interactive area for children as well. There is a cafe, we had the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit. Sadly the crowds of teenagers running around, shouting, swearing and being generally rude were not challenges by the museum staff which spoiled some of the experience. The BFI archive on the top floor was great. It was lovely to be able...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out for all the family free so great value i would recomend this meuseum to anyboby with or without kids well done bradford a great half day out but plenty of things to do in bradford to enjoy your full day.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank andyhHoldsworth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I held a business event here and the staff were very good, the wonderlab is worth the visits alone if you have kids under 16... amazing cinema and cafe with a shop . Give it a try

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank steves_been
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't understand why people think this place is entertaining. A few moldy stuffed toys, some electrical relics and a hall of mirrors. Wow! Also a nightmare to find a parking space. Took about half an hour to wander round and see what little there is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nigelm654
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our grandson to stay and as the weather was not good enough to go walking, we decided to visit this place, although the 8 year old was reluctant. However, it turns out he as glad he went! We didnt park in the car...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
1 October 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.