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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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A full day out. Plenty to see and do. Kids loved it , all of the exhibits were brilliant and we would definitely recommend it The cafe was ver good. Although busy

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A full day out. Plenty to see and do. Kids loved it , all of the exhibits were brilliant and we would definitely recommend it The cafe was ver good. Although busy

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I love this museum more and more everytime I go, I can read things I've read a thousand times and still find it fascinating but they and new things to it and I become 7 again, rushing to find something new to play with or learn about, it's truly a British great and something you should be proud to visit!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Launchpad on floor 3 is the best hands on fun experience for the children here. It brings science alive and they will be amused for hours!

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Staines, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a superb place visit for young and old. There is no charge for entry, and NO pressure to donate. There are lots of things to see from very old scientific things, right up to the modern day. A worthy day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The science museum is a must visit place for all ages. Their space exploration collection is absolutely great. The image screen was absolutely amazing. I opted for space exploration

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It's difficult to judge before you go by reading reviews as they are so mixed but I was disappointed with the content of displays and the explanation of the interactive activities which my 10 year old Son tried to use. I have to admit that the material on display appeared very educational but didn't capture my Sons imagination as much... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not been to Science Museum in years. Had a great few hours (3), only saw 2 floors, so much to see and do. The "Who am I?" floor was a big hit with all the family. Great to combine with a walk into Hyde Park (past Albert Hall etc) afterwards. Food and drink expensive but good, we took our own... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to offer with a variety of exhibits and a lot of interactive activities, entrance is free, but there are parts of the museum you have to pay to enter, regardless, an interesting time out, but doesn't need a whole day. The museum isn't as great as I remember it from my childhood, but that is likely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum is free and has 4-5 floors of activities. We spent most of our time on the 3rd floor at launch pad where it's interactive. The staff were great in explaining some of the experiments. We wanted to see an IMAX film but ran out of time.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The first floor had some good space displays the rest of it was interactive rubbish that no one knew how to use. Dont waste your precious London visit time here. Why oh why are so many museuems getting rid of displays and putting in this computer generated rubbish?

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South Kensington
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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