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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Love the Imax

I don't usually watch documentaries but since it was in 3D and the visual fx was outstanding and it was about space the movie got my attention. The movie I watched was hidden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I don't usually watch documentaries but since it was in 3D and the visual fx was outstanding and it was about space the movie got my attention. The movie I watched was hidden universe 3D i will return to watch robots very soon. The cinema was the best thing about the museum.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth a look if you have a few hours spare. Took our two kids and we spent easily 2 hours wandering round. Could do with some more interactive bits but on the whole kept us entertained before heading to dinner. Might be worth a 2nd trip as I am sure we missed a fair amount. Cafe area is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Museum was free to get in but the sign for a suggested donation of £5.00 per person was very clear! However, once in, it was clearly worth the donation and a day is simply not long enough, not for five floors of exhibits. I spent two hours on the top two floors (devoted to medicine) alone. The other floors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I went for a day out in London and decided to visit the science museum and later some other museums close by. I did not get a chance to go anywhere else because we ended up staying in the science museum the whole day. There were so many exhibits to see, many shows and the children got a chance to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Was very disappointed, payed for the tornado and space 3d they were awful, wish I hadn't bothered.there where lots of interesting interactive activities but it was so busy my little boy could only use a few things and got bored waiting, I recommend you going early so its not to busy

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is simply boring. If I wanted to look at the first cars and mobile phones I would get a magazine. What makes the difference in a museum is the explanation of how the operations have changed in the course of years and the advance of technology and this lacks from the science museum. Quite childish too. Only good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A wet bank holiday led us to the museum for the afternoon. It's a big building but lots of empty space, exhibits not yet open etc. having been to the Science Museum in Birmingham many times this one is nowhere near as good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I did enjoy the IMAX movies, I saw the unseen world and the robots. Both documentaries are quite good and they explain very well some of the challenges and discoveries. On the contrary, I was not overwhelmed by the museum itself. I was probably expecting much more that I was disappointed. The area covering space is reasonably good, but all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

First time back at the Science museum for a long while. Nothing has really changed, if anything even less to keep the attention of a teenager for longer than about an hour. We were a little disappointed to be honest. If your taking this in as part of a visit to london with teenagers i would not advise any longer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went here with a 4yr old, 6yr old and 13yr old. Was a bit surprised to find the tills on entry "asking" for a donation, suggesting £5 per person. I have never before felt so obliged to make a donation, and this annoyed me somewhat as it is meant to be "free" (I would have donated anyway, but don't like... More 

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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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