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Science Museum

Address: Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England (South Kensington)
Phone Number: 44 870 870 4868
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Ranked #93 of 2,399 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, 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...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Attraction details
Type: Science museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities

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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

So much for children and adults to learn and recap The facilities are good Educational value immense The shop has so many little things of good value for all Inculcate positive thoughts to kids

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I always loved visiting the science museum as a child, with many great exhibits you could go time and time again and never tire of the place. it seems modern times and the invention of the computer has ruined, what was a very interesting place. On a trip to London my girlfriend and I were deciding where to visit as... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I remember going here as a child and is one of those places to drop into, particularly as it is open until 6. At the end of a day in London, I had some time until my train and remembered the Churchill Exhibition was on, as an engineer and historian, the perfect exhibition for me. The exhibition is well laid... More 

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Lytham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great family experience with something to do for everyone - provided you get there early doors as you beat the queues and can actually join in the fun - otehrwise it could be total madness (we went in Feb half term and towards the middle of the day the queues were crazy) Did the Moon Landing experince which the kids... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Went with my husband and son aged 4, and had one of the most interesting days in London. Although we spent about 5 hours there, none of us got bored and especially our little one as there are so many things to do and watch. We didn't visit though the same day the National History Museum that is next door... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is more of a museum of science than a science museum. There are lots of exhibits and not a lot of interactiveness. Very interesting for the older people in the party but the teenagers found it tiresome.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Plenty to do and see but it requires a certain amount of dedication and planning to get the most out of the museum. It would be good if there was a downloadable pamphlet or leaflet with an explanation of the various exhibitions and their layout. We went at half-term. Great to see so many youngsters taking an interest in science... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a place I remember going to as a child - to see the space rockets and huge steam engines. All of these wonderful pieces of technology are still in place, but interestingly the temporary shows by the Science mueum have started attracting me as a single adult to return. Eg a photo exhibition of Martin Parr + Tony... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Any time of the year is fine to spend leisurely at least half a day, just watch out during the local holidays - Tips: if the weather is nice, get out at Glucester Road Underground Station rather than the crowded queue of South Kensington Station.

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Sunday with a 6yr old and 8 yr old. It's super easy to get to from South Kensington tube station - just follow the signposted subway direct from the station. It is free to enter, and the cloakroom charges are fair for coats, bags and suitcases. I cannot fault the vast amount of fascinating exhibits - they... More 

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