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Science Museum

#96 of 2,357 things to do in London
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Address: Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
Phone Number: 44 870 870 4868
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: This museum chronicles the development of science and industry in Great...
This museum chronicles the development of science and industry in Great Britain over the centuries, with an extensive collection from biochemistry and photography to meteorology and astronomy.
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I never thought science could be this interesting. We had a great time looking at everything. Well worth a visit no matter what your age.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I never thought science could be this interesting. We had a great time looking at everything. Well worth a visit no matter what your age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I have been a fan of Science, visited the largest Science Museum in Europe in London. Fairly accessible via tube and 10 min walk brings you to the main entrance. Entrance is free for now but do give a donation to support Science. It has 7 floors of exhibits and it ranges from ancient medicine, communications, auto mobiles, new media... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Any part of this Museum is always fun to visit. On this occasion we spent an afternoon on the 3rd floor at "The Launch Pad" where children of all ages can indulge in experiments. We had a 4 year old and a 2 year old with us and both found plenty of occupy them. The favourite for the 4 year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My children are mostly just interested in ipad or TV so this weekend I surgically removed them from their technology and dragged them out. They loved all the experiments where they got involved with throwing balls, pulling and pushing levers, blowing carbon dioxide crystals across water. Staff on hand to help and educate them as they go. Yes, i loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is definitely one of my favourite museums in London! It is in South Kensington which is quite easy to get to, and has many cafรฉs and restaurants to eat at in the area. both tube and bus. For the younger children The Garden was very popular, which is a fun and very interactive place with water and different things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–Me and my husband went to the science museum ๐Ÿš€ for his birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ we had a great time. Took our sweet time looking around and finding out lot's of different things about each subject. Meny people recommend the museum and we would do the same. We plan to go back sometime soon.๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–A FANTASTIC DAY OUT๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to the science museum expecting lots of interactive exhibits which would amuse a nine year old. Found instead some broken exhibits, some which hadn't been changed since the 1970s and row upon row of boring displays. I do understand that some people may find a history of egg timers interesting, but if you are like me, it just served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

You must love London! Free museum like this is very rare in the world. 5 floors of pure joy... I could easily spend 4 hours in this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Hadn't been back here for years...everything you remember is there (space rockets, massive turbines!) and lots of things you probably don't (typewriters, tools) If you've got little ones in tow then it's worth heading to the far end and upstairs to the various interactive exhibits - they can get a little bored / tired in some sections, so the chance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a good museum, but I wish I'd had more time to explore without my children. There are upper floors that look much more interesting for adults. Instead we stuck with the ground floor, first floor interactive, and basement areas. My 9 yr old loved all of it. My 5 year old liked the interactive area on the 1st... More 

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With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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