Quingo Accessible Attractions: The National Media Museum

Quingo Scooters are always encouraging users to get out and about to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters, especially places that you didn’t think were accessible enough. Over our series of blog posts we’ve been sharing with you some extremely accessible attractions to explore on your mobility scooter.

In Bradford, West Yorkshire, you’ll find the National Media Museum. Part of the Science Museum Group, here you’ll see exhibitions focusing on photography, television, animation, videogaming, the internet and the scientific principles behind light and colour. Spread out over seven floors, there are 3.5 million pieces to take a look at. On top of all that, there’s also a Picturehouse cinema, including an IMAX screen.  The popular Bradford International Film Festival was also hosted here until 2014.

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What’s on?

This is a great day out for all ages, as there’s always loads of different activities to participate in. There’s interactive galleries, cultural and educational activities and events. Here’s a few things that are going on at the moment at the National Media Museum:

  • Games Lounge – Definitely one for any Playstation addicts in the group, here you can play your way through classic games in their original or console formats. You can also learn about the history of videogaming, and discover the story behind the global phenomenon. Some of the highlights include original arcade machines such as Space Invaders and Street Fighter II. They cost the same as when they were first in use – 10-50 pence!
  • In Your Face – Running until 30th October, In Your Face is an experience for the whole group. The idea is to investigate the most photographed, examined and expressive part of the human body through a pick and mix adventure. This consists of interactive demonstrations, displays and activities. There’s loads of fun challenges and experiments to throw yourself into and explore unusual ideas!



Overall there is great accessibility at the National Media Museum. The entrance to the front of the building is level and has automatic doors. For those entering from the car park entrance, this rear door has automatic push buttons.

Throughout the museum there are a number of accessible toilets – on the ground floor, level 3, level 5 and the picture Ville bar with plenty of room to manoeuvre.

In the car park there are parking spaces for blue badge holders. The museum shop is fully accessible, and the café is as well – a great place to grab a bite to eat! The café has two heights of tables to accommodate mobility scooter users and all seating is movable.

For more information, the museum has an access guide on their website which should contain everything you need to know.

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If you’ve been to visit any great accessible places on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you! You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.

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