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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 #168 of 1,111 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
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Datchet, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

we decided to go as a family and it was a great day. there was lot to do and there was so much to learn. a very good experience

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Roberts Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I, both in our 50's, decided to "take a look see" one morning and ended up spending 3 hours in this very impressive museum. I remembered names and discoveries of the various scientists and inventors from my childhood, but marvelled again to see their tributes and full-scale displays there in front of me in the London Science... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The science museum, along with the imperial war museum, has always been one of my favourite museums for 40 years! I took my son after a few years of not going. It is looking a bit old and shabby. They should have exhibits on the latest technology such as 4k TV, gaming, mobiles etc... But there is nothing. This makes... More

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near London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

People posting rave reviews of this attraction clearly never had the opportunity to see the museum in it's heyday back in the 1960s. In the current form it's cheap, tatty, disorganised, over commercialised and on my visit two floors (including the flight gallery, which is what I went there to view) were closed. Frankly on a scale of 10 I'd... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I visited specifically to see The Rubbish Collection on this occasion, which was located in the basement. I visited with my dad. When we arrived we had to walk past a donation desk and other items for sale. I thought this was a bit tacky but it's easily passed by thankfully. I don't begrudge donating to museums but I don't... More

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

So many inactive games to test your knowledge and teach you science from future to past. And with free entry who could want more

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

An amazing museum, every subject is demonstrated and explained wonderfully with models, machines and illustration. For example: in the aviation room there are dozens of real plains and plain parts... brilliant. Give this museum at least 5 hours (preferably a day). Great for kids!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place offers so much to learn about science. From space to astronauts to history of science to cars to nervous system to 3D printers etc etc etc. I spent 4-5 hours there.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

OMG this is so cool!!!! I felt like a 6 year old while here and this was without a doubt, one of the best places we went to in London! If you have kids you really have to go here, and if you don't have, go anyways and just enjoy!

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Dormansland, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited at the beginning of September with our 18th month old and our 4 year old. Initially confused by the free admission which was manned by museum employees who seemed to expect to collect an admission fee. We were happy to donate but felt that should have been left to us to decide and not the museum. Highlights were... More

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