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Science Museum

#73 of 1,530 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
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+44 20 7942 4000
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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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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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Educational day out

First visit here after many years, this time with the grandchildren. Enough here to occupy different age groups, although (and I may be wrong) I thought there could have been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First visit here after many years, this time with the grandchildren. Enough here to occupy different age groups, although (and I may be wrong) I thought there could have been more "hands on/ interactive" things for older children. The Imax theatre is a great addition though. The website mentions the exhibition on medicine but it appears that it will not... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of the fun stuff wasn't working! Some interesting stuff to see on the ground floor after that it was a bit disappointing. Very pushy 'donation' ie, a ticketing system unlike other museums which made the lack of functionality even more disappointing!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the exhibition after the women's march (climate change) with our three children. Excellent afternoon - went to Wonderlab - completely amazing - kids enthralled and engaged at all ages. Really recommend. Food very disappointing in Deep Blue - it was the worst meal I have had in at least 5?years. Service quality and price - atrocious !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought the museum was a great learning experience, very spacious, not pressured to move from item to item. Great interactive games for kids. Negative - The cost of food and beverages in the cafes, overly expensive

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Thank Adam K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My main complaint about this museum is that once through the security check you are funneled through barriers and desks that appear to be cash desks. I want to emphasise to visitors that the museum is free to enter but at these desks you are asked for donations. I know museums to a certain extent rely on donations but I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is superb for kids and adults alike. They have such a wide breadth of exhibits which are very informative and provide lots of visual impact (ie: planes, steam engines etc) They have a launchpad for kids to get interactive and make learning fun. Lots of cafes to chill out too. Best thing about it? The museum is free... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great free museum. The ground floor with modern icon displays is excellent. There are pay for attractions as well as an imax cinema. We really enjoyed our visit and it's next to the V and A and the natural history museum too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This large building is full of interesting things, many of which are 'hands on' and great fun for both young and old. We spent several hours wandering round and ended up with aching legs but that didn't stop us enjoying ourselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been coming here since I was a youngster and one thing that hasn't changed is that it has always been an incredibly hands-on experience which is the best type of museum for enquiring minds. The galleries challenge and inspire and look at scientific and technological development over the centuries and best of all, admission is free. On this visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What ever city we go to with our kids, if we have time we pop in a science museum. London's is amazing! Free entry puts others we have been to to shame and with so many things to see it's incredible. Even though foods areas aren't outrageously priced but you could always bring your own too. We did pay for... 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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