What Are The Best Things To Do In Bradford With The Current Restrictions In Place?
Bradford is a city located in west Yorkshire, England. The city is on the edge of the Pennines and is bounded to the east by the City of Leeds. Bradford also covers a larger area of towns and villages such as Keighley, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley, Haworth, Silsden, Queensbury, Thornton and Denholme.
The city has a population of around 528,155, and it is the fourth most populated city in the United Kingdom, behind London, Birmingham, and Manchester. Bradford also has 5,800 listed buildings and 59 conversation areas.
So, has the city coped with the current pandemic? Bradford has the 33rd highest infection rates in England, and just like the rest of the country, Bradford is following the restrictions in place by the government. These include wearing face masks in all indoor attractions, social distancing enforced and a rule of 6 people per group for places such as pubs and restaurants.
However, these restrictions have allowed Bradford’s attractions to re-open if they follow the new government guidelines. An example of this is the National Science and media museum. The Museum aims to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future to see more, hear more, think more and do more.
The museum features galleries and exhibitions for collections in film, photography, and television. The museum also has a three-screen cinema, including an IMAX theatre, which was made in 1983 and became not the only the biggest cinema screen in Britain, but also the first IMAX screen in Britain as well.
To visit this attraction, bookings must be done online in advance. Visitors can also add extras such as the games lounge or the wonder lab. Visitors must wear a face mask whilst in the museum, and contactless payment methods are also advised throughout.
Tickets are timed entry slots, to limit the number of guests visiting at one time, however the museum is still free entry. Further information on how to book tickets can be found on their website.
Another popular attraction in Bradford that has managed to re-open is the Cartwright Hall Art gallery. This gallery offers Bradford’ collection of artistic work, including works from the renowned David Hockney, with his life from Yorkshire and Bradford being shown in his work. This artwork is also joined by a statue of Peter Pan which is in Lister Park and was given as a gift from philanthropist Sir Trevor Pears.
The Art gallery is free entry and has a small car park and wheelchair accessible for the rear of the building. There is also a shop that offers a wide range of souvenirs and gifts including cards, books, and toys. Specialities are our David Hockney merchandise including an exclusive range of greeting cards and sketch pads. Further information can be found on the gallery’s website.
Overall, Bradford has been one of the harder hit areas on England in terms of the number of deaths and the amount of total corona virus cases. However, by keeping in line with government guidelines, Bradford has allowed its bigger attractions to open, which has increased the income for the area. It is great to place to visit for tourists and locals alike.