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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 #145 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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KL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We get to see lots of development of automotive, aviation and some rocket science...lots of interesting display...free entry.. Good value

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Porto Alegre, RS
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Science Museum follows a very daunting premise: to document all of makind's technological and cientific advances. That's why they have a gigantic number of attractions, which causes the main problem of this museum: some exibitions are not really properly taken care of. For example, the agriculture section is just abandoned and the materials section is very boring. Otherwise, the... More

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Albany, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the transportation and aviation displays. Our son liked the interactive displays and the steam engine display. We did not get a chance to see any of the films. You can't beat the price in London- museums are free!

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Burnham on Sea, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum, ideal for kids. The 4th floor had an amazing interactive area and there was a talk on rockets that both the 7 & 11 year olds enjoyed (and us!). Didn't have time to visit everything but will definitely visit again.

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Columbia, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I went to go see the Apollo 10 command module. I already knew quite a bit about the object, which is good, because there wasn't a lot of information about it available. No mention of the date and purpose of its mission, who flew it and why, etc. A little boy asked about the charred heat shield area, and his... More

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Hertford, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Me and my friends decided to hit the museums on the weekend and our first thought was the science museum. It has everything from interactive things, scary dummies, films and most importantly it's for all ages! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be looking to go to it's sister the natural history museum in the not so distant future...

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Mexico City, Mexico, York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Re-visited the Science museum at the request of my children- fantastic place to visit, lots to see, lots to do and lots to explore for enquiring minds (young and old). Great exhibits with complex science put into digestible (but not dumbed down) messages (and speaking as a scientist this is no mean feat). Highly recommended!

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was not our first visit here with our 10 year old grandson, his enthusiasm for "hands on" demonstrations of scientific principles was very well catered for. There is an amazing range of machines and supporting explanation, historical giants lurk everywhere from V2 rockets, The "Rocket" and much between, before & since. Without doubt no visit to London is complete... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My first visit here for 30+ years - yes its changed a lot but I do remember there being far more things to push and pull and twirl etc, else its my memory! The place is huge, a bit confusing as you have to get the staircases / lifts / elevators right as they don't all go to the same... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I took my little boy to the London Science Museum and the museum itself was worth the trip. However, I was disappointed to arrive and be stopped at the entrance by a barrier which asked me for a donation (suggested amount was £5 per person). Now I do not begrudge paying £10 for me and my little boy to spend... More

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