The museum has seven floors of galleries with permanent exhibitions focusing on photography, television, animation, videogaming, the internet and the scientific principles behind light and colour. It also hosts temporary exhibitions and maintains a collection of 3.5 million pieces in its research facility.

The National Science and Media Museum is located right in the heart of Bradford, overlooking the award-winning City Park and its magnificent mirror pool. With stunning galleries and beautiful cinemas, we offer a truly diverse selection of settings to make your event one to remember.

The National Science and Media Museum Cafe

Take a break from exploring the museum and enjoy lunch in our charming cafe. Serving a wide range of classic sandwiches, tasty wraps, picnic boxes and, of course, Yorkshire tea.

The cafe can be hired on its own for smaller parties. The cafe provides a more intimate location for an event, accommodating up to 80 people for a seated dinner.

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Meetings and Conferences

The spectacular galleries, state-of-the-art cinemas and stylish dining spaces are the perfect setting for private events.

Pictureville Cinema and Cubby Broccoli Cinema are ideal for larger presentations, award ceremonies and performances​. The auditorium is equipped with a range of audiovisual equipment including the latest 4K digital projection system, a full sound system and Wi-Fi. Housed in a former theatre, the cinema also boasts a large stage area, perfect for performances and speeches. 

Other versatile event spaces include Wonderlab, Atrium, Kodak Gallery and the Games Room.

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Dining and Receptions

When we close our doors to the public, our galleries and atrium transform into spectacular evening event locations. Dinner dances and standing receptions can commence from 18.00 and continue until midnight.

Whether you’re looking for a location to host an intimate gathering, organising a large-scale corporate dinner, or planning your company’s next Christmas party, the National Science and Media Museum has a superb range of spaces available.​

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