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Science Museum

Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
44 870 870 4868
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Ranked #170 of 1,112 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum chronicles the development of science and industry in Great Britain over the centuries, with an extensive collection from biochemistry and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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147 reviews 147 reviews
23 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We visited the same day as we did the Natural History Museum........big mistake.....you need an entire day in each to really see it all. We only had 4 hours to spend here and after seeing one of the Imax films (40mins) we really were strapped for time and had to rush some floors and miss out others entirely. I loved... More

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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Always visit the Science museum when London. It has excellent exhibitions and is great for children. Always finding something new on every visit but enjoy seeing older exhibitions. Great place to take Grandchildren. Very interesting shop with reasonable prices and good choice of educational toys.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Visited this museum several times with our young children (3 and 6) and they simply love this place! They could easily spend the entire day wandering around. Their favourite is the Launchpad on the 3rd floor with lots of hands on, playful experiments to try out. There are also free interactive science shows run here (at least on the weekends)... More

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East Sussex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the IMAX screen and the Red Arrows experience inside the museum (extra cost although we purchased this half price with a train deal). Something there for everyone and all difference age groups.

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I went there with my boyfriend and we had have a lot of fun! This museum is very interesting and plenty of activities, so it's great for family with children :) It's a free attraction but they "ask" you to make a donation when you enter the museum (5£ are enough)! Very good!

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Falkenberg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A perfect place to spark an interest in science and medicine, perfect visit for school children as well as adults. I was myself particularly fond of the medical section.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is a great science museum. I have been here a lot of times and there is always something new to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It is an interesting, interactive museum, but we could not see many things because of all the children's classes that were visiting. The upper floors, especially the games sectors were a real mad-house and everything was occupied by boisterous children, who didn't give you the chance (even when politely asked) to try some of the games yourself. For me that... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The museum is still well worth a visit, and the traditional displays such as flight, space, transport and industry are as good as ever, but can someone explain some of the new parts to me? (FYI I am actually a scientist). The new Welcome wing was largely empty and what there was seemed to be aimed at kids with whose... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

On my first day in London I headed to the Natural History Museum for amazing artifacts, learned something new at the Science Museum and discovered art and design at the Victoria and Albert Museum. If you love museum its a must to see this 3 museum as they are closed to each other. Lot of time is needed to explore... More

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