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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 #163 of 1,137 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
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Braga, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The first time I went to the Science Museum I was fascinated - some simple ways of explaining science stuck in my brain till today! This year I went back, and it was a huge disappointment. It looks like some modern computer marketing experience... and all the "hostesses" making sure people pay the entrance although IT IS FREE doesn't help.... More

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South Cerney, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We were there on Sunday for nearly 4 hours and I'm sure we'll go again as there's plenty to learn for all ages. Boy (5) had great fun and especially enjoyed the Imax film 'under the sea' with his 3D specs. Plenty of options for food and drink, and a place for picnics on the lower ground floor. It got... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Science Museum in Kensington kept 3 generations busy for several hours, and we didn't even get to see it all!

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Headed here on a rainy day. Easy access from the tube subway. Free entry with payments required for some attractions. So much to do, so maybe worth having a plan prior to arrival. Lots of attractions for a range of ages. We went to the imax cinema which was very good. Lots of different places to eat throughout the museum... More

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Kirkham
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Put a day aside you will need it and wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Knowledgeable guides. If on a budget take a packed lunch, pleanty of eating areas. Also if travelling by train print of 2 for 1 vouchers for the different simulators.

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Miami, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I loved this Museum and would go back again. The beautiful is even more beautiful. It is also an easy walk to a lot of the shopping in the city too.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We unfortunately was running out of time so only went to see the Make Life Worth Living show by Nick Hedges. It was well worth the trip and the donations made (it is free to get in) I believe this show is here until Jan and i would recommend checking it out if you like Martin Parr style work, we... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

First visit, we arrived early to visit this huge museum. A few reccomendations: Ground and first floors take forever to see and, if you are early, the working demonstrations start after you visited those areas. Start from the top floors: 4th and 5th are quicker to visit and if you're not interested in medicine you can skip them and start... More

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Vienna, Austria
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went there to attend the conference dinner in 2013. We had the opportunity to explore the full museum. You will see different kinds of cars, rockets, model of the DNA etc. You can see how the civilization developed so far. Admission to the museum is free. However, some charges may apply in different parts. I would definitely recommend this

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Well, I'm a space buff and was very happy to see that the Apollo 10 capsule ('Charlie Brown') was there on display. The museum is packed with a whole array of interesting stuff plus the museum shop has some great stuff to tempt the wallet. Easy to get to via the 'tube'.

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