More than half a million people headed to Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum in the year leading to March 31st 2018, making it the most popular year since its record number of visitors in 2009/2010.

Between April 1st 2017 and March 31st 2018, x505,000 people of all ages flocked to the Yorkshire attraction, which is 100,000 more than the previous year, marking a 25 per cent increase in visitor numbers.

Director of the museum Jo Quinton-Tulloch said lots of hard work over the last few years has led to these promising results. This includes the launch of its new brand, a full programme of events and activities, and listening to feedback from visitors.

“As a result we now have a solid foundation for the future, and we’ve demonstrated the appetite for a dynamic, science-focused attraction here in the heart of Bradford,” Ms Quinton-Tulloch stated.

Its programme for the rest of the year is jam-packed and includes an interactive, family exhibition called Action Replay. This explores the link between broadcasting and sports in the UK, which includes the first use of colour TV for the 1967 Wimbledon games.

This summer, the museum will also see the Bradford Science Festival return. This event proved extremely popular last year and more than 35,000 people turned up to have a go at its science activities.

Currently, the museum is holding several temporary exhibitions, including Thresholds. Here, visitors can enjoy a virtual reality experience from artist Mat Collishaw that enables them to travel through space and time.

Its display cases also feature its City Girls exhibit, which showcases Nudrat Afza’s amazing photographs of women watching Bradford City Football Club play over two years.

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