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“Great day out”

National Science and Media Museum
Ranked #5 of 80 things to do in Bradford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Great day out”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Fantastic day out. Takes a full day, especially if you see a movie in one of the cinemas. Very busy at half term but still possible to see all the displays. Educational and lots of variety. Easy to find but local car parks are not cheap. Cost £6.50 for half a day. Museum is free although worth taking a packed lunch as food is a little expensive. However, all goes to he museum funds so den mind paying. Cinema was a bargain at £3 each. Really enjoyed it. Worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Not bad for free”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This museum is worth attending as its free and has some nice exhibits to look at. There are activities for children to do and some hands-on games. However, every time I attend it is packed to overflowing. This makes it difficult to get round - especially with a buggy. Also a lot of the hands-on activities are difficult to get to when its packed. The parking is similarly a little difficult to locate.

I would recommend this for slightly older children, say at least 10, who can read and don't have lots of needs.

Visited February 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Great free museum”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Always enjoy a trip here with the kids, it's clean, modern and usually has some very good additional events to entertain the kids. it can get very crowded though and at best it will only take you 90 minutes to do the whole place unless you also take in a film on the Imax.

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York, United Kingdom
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“Good family day out”
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Went to the museum today in the half term holidays, so it was rather manic. Easy to find, stands out rather well and the brown tourist signs help. Pay and display parking behind museum, not massive. Luckily multi storey 5 minutes walk and others sign posted. Free entrance to museum but donations can be given when you go in. Horrid Henry event on but only managed a couple of things due to amount of people. Kids loved the film lesson from illustrator Tony Ross on how to draw Horrid Henry & a monster. Plenty of floors to investigate with interactive things to do and lots of information. Also Imax cinema which didn't do today but had done previously. History of television, film and the media from the start very good. Would suit all ages. Good cafe and picnic areas. Spent 5 hours there and didn't read or look at everything. Well worth a visit.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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“Too crowded to enjoy”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Went for Horrid Henry event during half-term. Expected it to be busy, but it was just horrendous. Packed, crowded, hot and noisy. we coulnd't get near the drop-in Horrid Henry stuff. The organisation was very poor and we were sent to three different places to queue to get tickets for bookable events before finding the right place. We only managed to get bookable tickets to one activity and this activity was great, but the only thing we did. We found it too stressful and uncomfortable so abandoned our trip. On the plus, it was free, but still, it's really only a suitable venue if you and your family don't mind vast crowds and fighting your way to see or do stuff.

Visited February 2013
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