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Science Museum

#70 of 1,410 things to do in London
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South Kensington
As featured in No Frills London and 3 other guides
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Address: Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
Phone Number: 44 870 870 4868
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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
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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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Great museum now my favorite. Saw an IMAX film, costs extra Beautiful colors and we saw scenes from SpaceStation. So special. Spent 4 hours there. Perfect. Enjoyable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Larbert, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Could be my fault but the Science Museum is more 'museum' than 'science centre' (such as the excellent Glasgow Science Centre) - and everyone was really quite disappointed with the place. After being greeted but rows of staff with card machines advising that they suggest a £5 donation per person (yes it is free entry apparently...) and paying their suggested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great museum now my favorite. Saw an IMAX film, costs extra Beautiful colors and we saw scenes from SpaceStation. So special. Spent 4 hours there. Perfect. Enjoyable time😃😃 Great for children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Day out with my 5 month old baby and boyfriend.. Great day out esp as it's free to get in. I got given a free kids meal token for my baby for the diner. Can't wait to go again when baby is bigger

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where can you spend hours looking at the most amazing science for only a suggested donation of £5?? This is one of the best attractions we visited this weekend. I personally found the 'wounded casualties of war' area particularly interesting being a nurse. I thought the documentary of the brave soldiers suffering from PTSD really moving. I think the science... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We as family, ,my son, wife and step dad and myself with our little one. had a good time here. was three floors. do not be fouled tho "THIS IS FREE" they do try their luck with programs and hint at donation and feel have to pay, but this is not the case, as museums are FREE. anyway was good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant place with a lot of interesting exhibits. Engaged my 11 year old son. My 13 year old daughter slightly less in some sections maybe but she enjoyed it. WW1. Medical exhibit interesting, air gallery excellent. We spent about four and a half hours including lunch. I think the only negative is fizzy drink prices which are expensive even for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its free! So theres no need to complain, but a lot of the interactive attractions are for little kids and are pretty crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been promising my son a visit here for ages . So glad we made it at last. Meant to spend the morning but ended up staying till four , as my son was so engrossed . Lots to do , lots of hands on things , an excellent day out .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too much to see in one visit. See The Rocket, a huge beam engine, a V2 rocket and old household appliances to name a few.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to the Science Museum twice and I always discover new things to do! The fact that most of it is free is fantastic. There is so much to do here and you could easily spend an entire day. The museum caters for all ages and interests from kids to adults and is a fantastic way to spend an... More 

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South Kensington
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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