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Science Museum

Address: Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
Phone Number: 44 870 870 4868
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Ranked #121 of 852 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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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 photography to meteorology and astronomy.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

I'm in two minds! This is an amazing collection: Stephenson's Rocket; Puffing Billy: Babbage's Difference Engine; a Ford motorcar - black of course: planes; cars; a Jacquard Loom -mechy-geek heaven;but there is minimal information! I used what I've learnt in other places to explore these wonderful items. There was nothing about how the steam engines worked: - no moving parts... More

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shrewsbury, shropshire
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

A thoroughly enjoyable day exploring this fascinating and interesting museum. We particularly enjoyed the interactive exhibits and the two 3D film experiences we attended (Apollo and Red Arrows). It amazes me that they don't charge an entrance fee. Having said this, one does have to pay to see both 3D and 4D films. The prices in the cafes are extortionate.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum but I was very disappointed when I did. I walked around but only found the occasional item interesting. I had a different expectation of what the museum was going to be like than what it was. I hoped there would be interactive exhibits but this was not the case. The staff... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We visited on Sunday to escape the horrible British weather. It's a fascinating place with plenty to keep all the family entertained, my children loved the space centre and spent a good couple of hours in the basement garden playing. Considering it's a free attraction you can't really go wrong and a visit is a must!

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257 reviews 257 reviews
123 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of the top 25 things to see in London. The highlights of that was the original Apollo 10 space capsule, an early counting machine (forerunner of computer) from 1839, history of steam (engines and power), carbon footprints and the future. Make sure you allow enough time here, there are a lot of hands on exhibits.

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212 reviews 212 reviews
30 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

too much to see in one visit, which means another visit is required - yay! My nephew and I visit for a few hours - it was amazing! There was so much to see, the engineering section was full of machinery for my nephew to see. On the human body level all the information was presented in an interactive way... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I have been to a similar named place in Cardiff many moons ago. Expected London to exceed this.... did not. Many floors, poorly laid out, not much to do, things to do were not updated, broken or not that impressive.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Really like visiting the science museum, lots to see and plenty of interactive hands on exhibitions. Couldn't spend a fair bit of time occupying oneself here. However very expensive if you want a quick drink and bite to eat

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Epping, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Never been here before, went with my niece who wanted to see it, as she would like to be a vet. It's a very good museum, lots of interesting things to see and do. Different sections covering different topics...space...history....egyptians etc.. lots of different displays and exhibits. We did take our own lunch, but later in the day, we needed a... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This review if about watching films there; not about the museum itself (which is amazing). Large hall. Kept quite dark during screening (which makes for better viewing). Very immersive - I grabbed my head when there was an explosion on screen! First come first seated -- but there's enough seats and it's probably rarely full. Shop outside offers popcorn (3... More

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