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Science Museum

#75 of 1,515 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
South Kensington
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Address: Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7942 4000
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Science Museum aims to make...

Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Science Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement.

As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe.

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A good day out!

We went there with our two children age 6 and 2, both enjoyed the museum. Mostly the space area intrigued them as they soaked in the information about earth and space rockets and... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there with our two children age 6 and 2, both enjoyed the museum. Mostly the space area intrigued them as they soaked in the information about earth and space rockets and couldn't believe the size of everything including the spacesuits! They also loved the interactive science area and how our body works when we eat something. We had... More 

Thank Useetheworld2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interactive and different way of learning about scientific principles. Learning through games. Exhibitions seemed to have changed recently. Was a little disappointed that you now have to pay £8pp for what used to me the free launch pad.

Thank Nelly E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is probably the most family friendly and interesting museum in London, if I dare say so. Each section has interactive spaces were children and adults alike can get an insight to the scientific theory.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I had a sleepover at the Science museum in November, my son booked it but couldnt make it so we went instead, I must say it was an experience sleeping in the museum on a camp bed and sleeping bag. You get an evening meal and drink, popcorn and ice cream at the film viewing and a... More 

Thank maureen d
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

SO much to discover at the Science Museum. You can literally spend the whole day here playing with all sorts of things. I know I did (well, almost) :) No charge at the entrance but a donation is always welcome. There are a few different exhibits at the museum that require payment of the fee (IMAX, etc) and are well... More 

Thank Naji E
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had essentially gone to visit the Clock Museum on the second floor.I noticed this exhibition when entering.It tells the story of medical treatment of the wounded in the First World War.It shows the rapid advance of medical treatment including plastic surgery.At the end it shows the treatment available to troops now.Probably not suitable for younger children.

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Plymouth, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kids (12,9 and 4) all loved the wonderlab. The rocket show was very good and educational. The red arrows were good. My boys loved the 360 flying simulator. Unfortunately the typhoon force was broken on the day we visited, but staff refunded our prepaid tickets no problem. Amazing car and space displays.We only allowed 3 hrs and missed half the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The exhibits were incredible and the history of the flight and engines. Went on the flight simulator, a wonderful experience. The burgers and soups at the cafe were also delicious. Admission is free so remember to make a DONATION.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not succeed to go to imax and wonderlab, but we enjoyed the museum as a nice experience of science. Kids loved it, there is also a fun play on the basement to enjoy more the experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Saturday 3rd December. Unfortunately we only had time to spend a couple of hours there, which is nowhere near enough. I expected the place to be packed, and whilst busy the museum is spacious enough to not feel over crowded. The standard of the exhibitions and interactive displays is superb and whilst all the floors have great exhibits... More 

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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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