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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 #100 of 921 Attractions 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: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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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: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my time on the Science Museum! I only regret not having enough time to see it all, and calmly! Loved the "who am I" exhibition and the Imax theatre! Recommend it, and I will return in my next time in London!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The beauitiful building, with a lot of details to check; all the exhibitions and incredible things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It amazed me to see long queues of people, even without umbrellas, dripping in the rain, waiting more than an hour to get into the Natural History Museum, when the Science museum had no queue at all. The Learning Zone on the upper floor (and the junior version in the basement) is a great place for kids to explore and... More 

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The Valley, Anguilla
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The IET held an event at the Science museum to promote innovation and to thank it's volunteers for all the effort they put in to make the IET what it is. The science museum provided drinks and canapés and ensured that the evening was a tremendous success. The event was centred around the Information Age exhibition which made a great... More 

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Seaforth, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Loved The Science Museum. You could spend days in there. Amazing building and the exhibits are really, really interesting. Loads of interactive stuff for kids too.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This review is about the Science Museum but with a little twist.....it's not the one based in London but their Large Item Storage Unit on the outskirts of Swindon. This facility is where the Science Museum stores those items that are either too big to fit into their London museum or haven't been allocated a space there yet. I first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend the Science Museum - one of the best science museums and very manageable in terms of time and expanse - a good half-day will hit the high points. Too many interesting exhibits to even highlight one thought the recent special exhibition on Churchill's scientist was very good - learned some new facts about things I thought I knew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This museum currently has some cool old steam engines and the history of steam power, along with space exploration and climate change. Our favourite exhibition was the section on DNA and our characteristics. There were lots of interactive quizzes which we found really interesting. Good visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum to visit in South Kensington, much less busy than the Natural History museum (i.e. no queues). The exhibits vary in quality for example the Energy hall contains steam engines including a working one which was running when we visited. Computers and Mathematics is also interesting with models of Babbages difference engine and early computers. Some of the mocked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Media Space is a collaboration between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum in Bradford, which is home of the National Photography Collection. We came along to see Drawn by Light, an incredible journey through the history of photography featuring some well and lesser-known pioneers of the medium. Starting with some plates from the 1820s, the exhibition is... More 

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