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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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As featured in London for young kids
Ranked #141 of 1,078 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: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I remember visiting the science museum when I was much younger and loving it, I'm not sure if it's me or the museum itself but I really didn't get anywhere near as much enjoyment out of it as I once did. It did seem there were children having a good time so I suspect it was just me but it... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We only popped in for the facilities & a drink. The building alone was impressive, feels very spacious & airy depite the heat. The wellcome medical exhibits are very well presented & worth a visit

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Port Douglas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

London's Science museum is the best hands on, educational, entertaining, science attraction we've been to anywhere in the world. Launchpad for older kids is outstanding, made even more so by its fabulous staff, so helpful and so enthusiastic. There are also attractions for younger kids downstairs. The museum's collection is incredible, the original Rocket, Watson and Crick's DNA model, all... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The last time I visited in 2004 it was poor but 10 years later it is even worse, none of the exhibits are explained, just models of cars or plastic penis' (no joke) if you are interested in science I wouldn't bother going tells you more about it in the natural history museum

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my visit to the science museum, it's a fun place to go if you like science and it's always great to see and learned things about space, such as old space suits, a piece of the moon, rockets etc a fun and interesting all round experience for all ages, it's also free and I didn't have to queue... More

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Osbaston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I first visited the museum about 10 years ago and really enjoyed it. However more recently it feels so disjointed and doesn't have much flow to it. It's great for children (hence the "Very Good" review). We saw children having a great time especially in the space part and everything felt very interactive. Also although it's free entry, they had... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The Science Museum in London is adjacent to several other museums including the Natural History Museum and the V&A. It is a great place for kids. However, it has been remodeled since my last visit in the 1990s and it has been seriously dumbed down, presumably to stay current with the times, but also because of economics to appeal to... More

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Ratley
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19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

So much to see! We loved our trip to the museum on every level...literally. The kids enjoyed the hands on activities (that we didn't have to book) and the adults enjoyed the historical and educational side a bit more. Staff were helpful and friendly and the shop was reasonably priced and well-stocked with interesting things. The only downside is that... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Went here with my 10 year old son and he liked it alot. The best place for kids is called the launchpad and is located on the top floor. The rest of the museeum is also good but it's mostly at the lauchpad that the kids get to do things themselves. The rest of the museeum is more about looking... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Lots of interesting exhibits at this museum, and it's pretty large. Remember to explore all the floors and the other wing (the side that's closer to the Natural History Museum.) It has free wi-fi too!

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