A NEW exhibition celebrating the rich cultural make up of Bradford’s diverse population has opened at the National Science and Media Museum.

The major exhibition, titled Above the Noise: 15 Stories, explores the activism of Bradford’s communities to improve their representation, respond to negative perceptions, and create their own cultural environments.

More than 250 objects and images make up the richly diverse exhibition, celebration Bradford’s heritage.

One section looks at how photography was used in the early 20th Century, and how people new to the city posed for portraits to be sent to family left in other countries.

It also has sections with tape recordings, exploring our city’s Polish and Ukrainian communities and their stories, and the everyday lives of Bradford’s people.

Jo Quinton-Tulloch, museum director, said: “As well as finding out more about this district and its people, the exhibition invites visitors to join the conversations and add their own stories of Bradford.”

The exhibition is open at the museum until June 19.