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Science Museum

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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. The Science...more
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Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
South Kensington
+44 20 7942 4000
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I hadn't been back to the Science museum for 15-20 years so was looking forward to seeing what it had to offer today's visitor. We went on what I thought would be a quiet term-time Wed in February. But, no - there were huge groups...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Passionate about science and engineering, not visited the science museum for 20 plus years. Had a couple of hours to kill in London so thought I would pop in. A totally over emphasis on space and flight. Lots and lots of stairs and corridors that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time at the science museum!!! Firstly it’s free but we made a donation!! Secondly it didn’t disappoint it was interesting and was great for interacting and taking it all in at your own pace!! What a great place and next door to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Luciefree1234
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located in South Kensington, great place to spend a day and you can. The hours fly by. Lots of interactive stations throughout museum. Tip: If you fancy lunch, nip out to the cafe in the V&A 200m away, much better and served in the amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First thing I have to mention about this museum is that is free. Second, it’s right next to the Natural History Museum, which is amazing if you want to spend a day in museums. It has a lot of interesting content ranging from science, to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Science Museum is a wonderful collection and set of activities depicting the modern history of technology. It is next to the Natural History Museum and opposite the V+A amidst the world's greatest museum district in Kensington. Externally, the Science Museum lacks the beauty of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Malarchy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Science museum. We go every year. But it's changing (which is fair enough - why should it be free). We went into the Wonderlab, which is basically the sort of thing that used to be in and around for free. So all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the science museum whilst on a long weekend in London. It was my first visit as an adult and wondered whether there would be enough interesting themes and exhibits to keep me occupied for a few hours. Pleased to say there was and then...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hotspurs73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the simulated Tim Peake flight from space. Only £7 and this give you opportunity to go on something else half price. The science museum is free but there are lots of good aid exhibitions.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank B1538MOcamillec
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited a bunch of museum around Europe but the Science museum is one missing in my list. This one is great. Some parts were closed because of redecorating but still is large and great! See cars, airplanes, the space and many more!

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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It’s better to go on weekdays first thing in the morning (opens at 10:00 am). That gets you in early together with whatever people might be there at that time and lots of time to take breaks and get around the entire museum... More
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Adults would definitely enjoy this fine museum