Reopening of The National Science and Media Museum

The National Science and Media Museum has announced plans to reopen its doors on Wednesday 19 May.

The reopening of the museum is subject to the current Government roadmap out of lockdown.

The museum is part of the Science Museum Group, which has also announced a target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2033.

The National Science and Media Museum is located in Bradford and will be opening from the hours of 10 am to 4 pm.

Due to the pandemic, the museum will be taking a different approach to how visitors will be able to have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Tickets can be booked online in advance, with the option of adding extra booking tickets for their Wonderlab and the Games Lounge. However, they will be timed tickets to help stagger the entry flow.

The director of the National Science and Media Museum, Jo Quinton-Tulloch, said: “It’s been incredibly disappointing and really challenging to have been closed for so very long. We are absolutely desperate to reopen as soon as we can.

“All of the facilities that you all know and love in the museum are opening back up again and we are really looking forward to welcome you back in the door. “

Since the lockdown started the museum was forced to close.

They moved their exhibitions, events and activities online.

Their next online event is a live-streamed event where campaigners and experts will debate on the best way to tackle the challenges of the earth’s rising temperatures.

The Science Museum Group is hosting climate change talks, panel discussions, Q&As and events.

On tackling climate change, Jo said: “I think every organisation and all of us start to think really serious about how we can tackle climate change.

“It’s one of the most important issues I think that faces our planet at the moment.

“We are very keen to play our part in working to producing an overall zero carbon emissions and we set our target to be net zero carbon emissions by 2033.”

The National Science and Media Museum net-zero carbon commission will be reinforcing its commitment to putting sustainability at the heart of its work.

In 2020, their ‘Hello Universe’ exhibition donated to a local science centre for reuse instead of scrapping the satellite used.

The Bradford Museum are working more closely with local stakeholders and colleagues to notify them when exhibition materials are available.

The National Science and Media Museum will continue to hold online events throughout the next few weeks till the museum can reopen fully inside.

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