Here are just some of the ways you can keep in touch with the museum until we see you again next year.
On the big screen
While the museum is closed, Pictureville Cinema and Bar will continue to operate, open seven days a week with an enhanced programme. Check out the Pictureville Twitter and Facebook pages and website for the latest cinema programme. We’ll be screening the latest big releases, as well as unique cinema seasons, double bills, Kids’ Club and more.
The virtual museum
You can also sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with the latest museum news.
Keep an eye on our website for the latest object stories and virtual exhibitions.
In the community
During the closure, our learning team will be delivering outreach activities in schools and with community groups around Bradford district. If you’d like to learn more, join our schools consultation group and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
In the summer holidays, we will be taking Bradford Science Festival on the road, popping up in community venues across the city. You can join us on these dates in August for more surprising science:
- Monday 14 August at Womenzone
- Thursday 17 August at SHINE West Bowling
- Saturday 19 August at MAPA Cultural Arts Centre
- Tuesday 22 August at Laisterdyke Youth and Community Centre
We still have an exciting festival programme coming up, including Widescreen Weekend which returns from 28 September – 2 October. Enjoy a long weekend of big, bold and wide cinema experiences as we showcase the museum’s fantastic projection facilities. Glorious 70mm screenings, new Cinerama restorations and great guests will remind you why going to the movies is so magical.
Researching the collection
During the temporary closure, we will unfortunately be unable to provide physical access to Insight, our Collections and Research Centre. However, our teams look forward to supporting researchers to access our collections remotely, for example through our virtual reading room service. Our collection—and the inspirational stories it contains—is also open to you online. Explore our collection online, the archive catalogue, and the Science Museum library catalogue.
Follow our transformation
We are undergoing a ‘once-in-a-generation’ transformation ready for Bradford to become City of Culture in 2025, with huge changes through the £6 million Sound and Vision Project including two new galleries, a new passenger lift and improvements to the main entrance. To facilitate these works, the museum has announced a temporary closure from June 2023 until summer 2024.
Thanks to National Lottery players, we have secured two grants totalling £3.4m from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver our new Sound and Vision galleries. In addition to funding received from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project also has support from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund 2022–24, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, and the Science Museum Group, which the National Science and Media Museum is a part of.