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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 #160 of 1,096 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
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West Yorkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The science museum in London is good. It has some hands on exhibits for children, a great IMAX theatre (payable), lots of different displays. The day we visited there were no maps, this was strange. we resorted to a PDF version via the web. I thought the science museum would have an app.... not that I can find. It should... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went along as some people suggestion it. The only wait was to get into the toilets, everything else was easy enough to see straight away. The first floor is good, old cars, planes etc and then you go up and that's when it turned weird, to many bright lights and not a lot to do for the children. I would... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

various exhibitions, on vehicles, space crafts, machinery, computers and lots more. Nice 3D movie on the Apollo space program. Nice area where children can play with various machines and physical phenomenons.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We took our grandson, aged 7 years, to the Museum. His attention span is normally not more than one/two minutes and so we were worried that it might be an unsuccessful visit. However, it was a brilliant day out for him , and for us ! The interactive activities are wonderful and he really enjoyed them. The staff were great,... More

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Took the kids to the science museum. I used to spend a lot of time here in my youth and used to love the place. I know its going to be busy in school holidays but it was packed. Kids couldnt do any of the interactive stuff as it was impossible to get near to anything unless you were prepared... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have always liked this museum since being a student at nearby Imperial College. It has the feel of being overlooked a little given the massive queues at the Natural History Museum next door, but is probably just as good. There is more than enough to do in a day and indeed we came back another day during our 3-day... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It's located near the Natural History Museum and it's not that crowded. It's worth a 2 hours of visit. There are nice machines from the Industrial Revolution. I enjoyed the exposition about the "the every day life", you can travel trough history from 17th century until nowadays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This museum will take you about five hours to see everything, You need to get there when the doors open to avoid the crowds.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

kids thought it was a bit confusing the way it was set out, it is very large and has some good displays but kids sections were very busy and not all that, my girls are 11 and would have preferred a little more instruction from someone with knowledge it is free but they ask for a donation on entry, quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing museum for all the family. The exhibits are well organized with plenty of information in several formats. The historical time line of everyday items was one of my favourites areas. The items were thought provoking and educational alike. The smiles when people recognised items from their own past were abound. Definitely a museum we will visit... More

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