National Media Museum in Bradford holds spending review

The National Media Museum in Bradford A three week consultation will take place, examining possible savings

Related Stories

A spending review is to take place at the National Media Museum in Bradford, after falling visitor numbers.

A three-week consultation is to take place, looking at a proposed restructuring of the museum, assessing running costs and expenditure.

Visitor numbers have halved in over 10 years, with 500,000 visiting the museum last year.

Deputy director of the Science Museum Group Heather Mayfield said it was "going back to basics".

The National Media Museum which has been based in the city since 1983 said improved family offers had stabilised the decline in dwindling numbers.

Ms Mayfield said she hoped to "reconnect the museum with its audiences and underline its position as a national and international cultural force".

"We recognise that this is an extremely difficult time for staff and will ensure that consultation will be conducted with the utmost consideration for any staff member affected," she added.

The museum said it could not say how jobs would be affected until the end of the consultation period.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Leeds & West Yorkshire



Min. Night 2 °C


  • Kim Jong-ilKorean kidnap

    The film stars abducted by North Korea and forced to make movies

  • TabletFeeling flat

    Are tablets losing their appeal?

  • scarlett Johansson7 days quiz

    Did someone try to impersonate Scarlett on the red carpet?

  • Woman reading on subwayCover shots Watch

    The disappearing books of the New York city subway

  • llamasLlama drama

    Two unlikely fugitives go on the run in Arizona

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.