The newly rebranded National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, part of the Science Museum Group, has successfully launched a new £1.8m gallery with availability for corporate and private events, while also announcing the arrival of astronaut Tim Peake’s spacecraft.
The museum became the National Science and Media Museum to reflect its focus on the science behind the magic of photography, film and television, and recently unveiled its new gallery Wonderlab. The gallery explores the science of light, sound and images through state-of-the-art exhibits.
Wonderlab at the National Science and Media Museum is available to hire in conjunction with any of the Museum’s other galleries for private and corporate drinks receptions of up to 150, offering a completely unique and interactive setting to wow guests. As part of the new gallery, guests will be able to see their body split from their head as they walk, hear their voice echo through a 15m-long tube, experience an anti-gravity mirror, as well as watch one of the world’ first 3D-printed Zoetrope installations.
The Bradford-based museum has also confirmed it will host the world-famous Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft that carried Major Tim Peake to the International Space Station and back to earth. Visitors can see the space-faring vessel this September when it travels outside London for the first time since it was acquired by SMG in 2016.
Michelle Rennoldson, sales and events manager at the National Science and Media Museum, says: “The rebrand of the museum and launch of the new gallery is incredibly exciting for the entire venue team. The aim is to draw in new visitors to the museum, as well as increase the number of corporate and private events we host. Wonderlab adds to the museum’s existing suite of event spaces, and offers the perfect setting for drinks receptions where guests can network among the exhibits and enjoy watching spectacular experiments.”
The National Science and Media Museum has a diverse range of spaces for both day and evening events, including conferences, dinners, receptions and parties. Event spaces include the Pictureville Cinema and Cubby Broccoli Cinema with capacity for 400 and 100 respectively; the Atrium and Media Café, as well as the museum’s many galleries.