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Science Museum

#62 of 1,297 things to do in London
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Address: Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
Phone Number: 44 870 870 4868
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Interesting way to spend a few hours!

Very well laid out iconic London Museum. Not a great fan of Museums however this one in particular kept me interested longer than most. Located in an area where you can spend the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very well laid out iconic London Museum. Not a great fan of Museums however this one in particular kept me interested longer than most. Located in an area where you can spend the whole day popping in and out of various museums and exhibitions. Entry is free also. Due to being on a schedule we couldn't really take our time... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just read that it opened in 1857. What I love most about this extraordinary building is how the interior is so very 21st century and such a wonderful contrast to the austere exterior. We only paid a short visit, two fantastic hours, before seeing a play, but absolutely plan to return. All the exhibits are beautifully displayed and atmospherically... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the highlights of my very short stay in London. My wife had already left the country and I had a couple days until I was finished with my business in London. I decided to go here because I really enjoy the National Geographic Imax movies and it seemed like a good time-killer. The Museum got me... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As I ventured into this museum I was transported back in time. I was fascinated by the roles technology had played in our lives. To see where we have evolved from transport technology, medicine etc it was amazing. You will require an entire day to explore, there are so many different areas to explore. This is in the area as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a recent trip to London went to the science museum. Fantastic exhibits plenty to see and do. From steam to space. Would recommend a visit.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There something for everybody in this huge museum. neatly organized and contains lots of artifacts and objects we have heard about in school or in books. There are some interactive parts too. good for families but also good for your average adult. We didn't have much time and saw two parts, definitely would go back to see more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best experience ever, a lot of planes, space ships, engines, flight simulator. Very interesting if you enjoy these kinds of inventions Don't miss!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe at almost 5 my son was a bit young for this place. He was bored & had we not have met up with some family there with a child of the same age, I think we'd have left within an hour. We found the basement floor most interesting as there was plenty there you could relate too The aviation... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the Science Museum with a friend in October 2015. I had never been before and I was excited to go. I never realised just how hands-on it was! It was a weekday so there were quite a few kids there on school trips but I did push my way forwards to have a go! The rest of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the science museum, not only is it free but it has so many interactive bits that are not only great for children's education but great fun as an adult.

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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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