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Science Museum

#71 of 1,413 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
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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 for little scientists!

The science museum is our go to museum if the queue at the Natural History Museum is too long! The queues tend to be smaller, so if you have impatient little ones, I would suggest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The science museum is our go to museum if the queue at the Natural History Museum is too long! The queues tend to be smaller, so if you have impatient little ones, I would suggest popping in for a look around! The one advantage that the Science Museum has is that there is a children's interactive area called The Garden,... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great museum. Highly recommend it to anyone who is in London. Not just science exhibits but a whole range which was pleasant to see.

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Columbia, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of those enormous museums where you can tour through lots of galleries. We particularly liked a special da Vinci exhibit and also the communications hall, the space exhibit and the gallery full of industrial revolution machinery. In the communications exhibit, the sinking of the Titanic was especially moving. These people would not have been rescued at all... More 

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is probably my favourite museum in London. You can easily spend a whole day there and it is FREE! There are so many floors with different topics that I think everyone will find something of interest. Try have made it fun and interactive that it is also great for kids. We will no doubt return many times.

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Thank Juljen83
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The science museum was very interesting and will be a brilliant day out for the family. What amazed me the most was IMAX 3D! The screen was huge and we really got a closer look at what space was really like. I would recommend it to any family who wants a good day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here with my 7 year old daughter. We watched under the sea at the Imax which was absolutely brilliant. My daughter really enjoyed the interactive parts of the museum. She spent hours here learning lots of New information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 6 hours here, my 5 yo loved it. The garden area is fantastic you little ones under 6. The bubble show in the basement studios was brilliant, thank you David who at the end of the show asked if my little one would like to do the trick she'd missed out volunteering on. It made her day! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent the entire day at the museum, and loved every minute of it. Our favorite was the time piece/clock exhibit by the Clock Maker's Guild. It was, like the whole museum, very informative. The Exploring Space section was also a favorite with our family. Being from the US, we enjoyed seeing all the information and exhibits from a world-wide... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love museums and this museum bored me, i expected a lot from the science museum as science is such an interesting subject. They did have activities for you to do to get you into it which was quite fun but that was the only fun part oh and the section on space. But at least i can say i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are so many ways that science affects our lives as they have developed and as they are today. The Science Museum offers interesting, intriguing and detailed insight into these developments - and there are plenty of interactive areas to keep the kids occupied.

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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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