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Science Museum

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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
Fee: No
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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Fantastic engaging and interactive museum; great for kids and adults alike

Fantastic museum to engage the whole family; great permanent displays as well as thoughtfully curated changing exhibitions and (for kids on the third floor) changing shows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum to engage the whole family; great permanent displays as well as thoughtfully curated changing exhibitions and (for kids on the third floor) changing shows explaining key elements of science in a easily digestible, fun and brief way. The third floor offers a hands-on physics section for children (and the child in the adult!) that allows kids to experiment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great day out. You can enjoy a full day at the museum. Loads to see loads to do! Brilliant information. Not as enjoyable with lots of crowds as its so interactive and you can't do much. But I love looking/reading about things anyway. I love the gift shops around site :-) the staff are lovely. Even the security guard on... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Back when trains were affordable, my mum always took us to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum so I have special memories there. So when I went back to visit with my friends it exceeded my expectations again. My favourite part and scariest part is the glass bridge. I have a love hate relationship with it but I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you are science person you will love it. Steam engines to jet engine. Many kind of plane models are kept. They have I Max with largest screen in Europe. Watch a show they are worth it. There are some 4d shows and activities which are mind blowing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do that's you just can't fit it all in a day. Alongside the free museum exhibits there are a number of paid experiences, such as IMAX and flight simulators including a 3D Red Arrows experience. I'd definitely recommend that one.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you have some time, go there! It's an amazing science museum, it's exciting even for girls :-) On the top floor there's a creative room, where you can try various experiments.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This has got to be one of the best London attractions. Took my 9 year old grandson and he absolutely loved it. There is so much to look at and a lot of hands on opportunities, he did not want to leave. What is even more amazing is it is free admission. There are one or two exhibits which you... More 

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Wales, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I visit here every time I go to London and love looking at the history of medicine on the top two floors. I was excited to go and see the sections on Maths as I teach Maths and love it but found that area boring :(

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Came here on a saturday obviously knew it would be busy. The museum itself is brilliant. The only issue I had is with how lazy people are. It was so difficult to get a lift as people were using them to go up one floor. So people with wheelchairs and prams couldn't use them. If you are lucky enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to the science museum three times now and it's an informative place to visit. The exhibitions and interesting and well presented. If you can go when it's quiet it's preferable. Most recently went in July on a Monday afternoon and it was a bit overcrowded. I've been on a Tuesday in March and it was much calmer. The... More 

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Additional Information about Science Museum

Address: Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
Phone Number: 44 870 870 4868
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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