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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 #143 of 1,084 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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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Science Museum is located in London's South Kensington district, and located next to two other excellent museums (Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum), makes for a compelling destination, especially when the weather outside is not so great. I have made two visits to this outstanding museum - November 2003 and July 2014 - and I was impressed with... More

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perth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place truly is grim. Do not expect to learn anything at all unless you have an IQ < a cabbage. The exhibits seem to be completely random and there is nothing of any real scientific interest. The place was full of small children and so most of the material seemed to be aimed at children, which is fine if... More

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I must say that I spent a lot of time upstairs in the You and Your Genes section with all the interactive computers which was really cool. I saw what I would look like when I am older- I have grey hair and deep laugh lines! the most fascinating part of the trip was at the very top of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went in May 2014 as a parent helper on a school trip (but also been several times previously with family). This is one of the best interactive museums in London. A fantastic range of exhibits that keep the kids busy and also great fun for adults - especially the flight simulators !! There is always a special show or two... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First thing first, ITS FREE , great start. As soon as I got in here my kids and I loved it. It gets busy but hey it's london and you know , if it's busy they must be doing something right!!! Go and explore , you will love this let your inner kid come out to play . You and... More

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Tiel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Let me start with the worst thing. There are a lot of semi-interested students. All other items were great. The staff is friendly. The museum has a very very nice collection in which you can wander for hours. And last but not least (I'm Dutch) it's free admission,

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Science Museum is worth a visit if you have kids. What's new is the Energy Show which is hilarious , informative and very engaging for kids. The actors do an excellent job. We totally recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The science museum was very impressive with 7 floors. I would go early because mid-afternoon there were MANY school trips & crowds. Not a bad place to see for free and the love of science history. The Medical floor (7th) was my favorite. Downside is you have to travel to a certain floor level and find yet another lift to... More

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Kotka, Finland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

London Science Museum is a must to anyone interested in science! For myself the main destination was the department of aviation but every single part and exhibition gives you so much information about - well - everything. And guess what: there is no admission fee but it's totally free (except some films and special exhibitions).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The kids had a great time here. They especially liked the IMAX movie. The interactive exhibits about how your body works were also good. It was a little confusing to navigate even with the maps but the staff was helpful.

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