Science Museum

Science Museum, London: Hours, Address, Science Museum Reviews: 4/5

Science Museum
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Science Museum is must-see for families and adults as part of any trip to London. The museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions, beautiful galleries, hands-on workshops, science demonstrations and incredible stories of scientific achievement.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Gloucester Road • 7 min walk
Popular mentions

4.0
9,031 reviews
Excellent
4,354
Very good
2,729
Average
1,261
Poor
453
Terrible
237

Steve
London, UK665 contributions
Lack of interactivity
Oct 2021
I was somewhat disappointed with the museum, in terms of the exhibits and things to do for kids. Having been to several other museums in the preceding few days this was the least engaging for kids and some of the items could do with updating and making more interactive.
Written December 2, 2021
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Jenny R
2 contributions
Music good morals not
Nov 2021 • Friends
I was there last week. It had a few interesting things. The lates dj was fab tho weird to go to museum to dance! But my shock at learning they accept funding from Shell and Adani ruined the visit entirely. What are they doing???! Some activists were there who did announcements. How utterly irresponsible to take money from fossil fuel companies .they are making a profit by killing this world. Dirty money. Really surprised they do this.
Written November 27, 2021
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Geraldphone1
Cawsand, UK6 contributions
Very disappointed on climate change narrative
Nov 2021
Please visit, I have been visiting since I was 7 and I'm over 50 now.

Its showing signs of its age and a lack of investment, but has some wonderful things. One of them is wonderlab which if you have primary school aged kids and live near London you must get annual mebership for.

However, it pains me to say they are at risk of greenwashing for the fossil fuel industry who they have taken money from for new exhibits.

Please turn up, have a good day and remind them of their obligation to tell the truth
Written November 26, 2021
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Adam L
London, UK45 contributions
In need of updating!
Nov 2021 • Family
The whole museum is pretty run down, with a lot of pieces far out of date, not working (either due to coronavirus or simply because they’re broken), and besides the flight area we were left fairly disappointed. Not much at all has changed in the last ten years.
Written November 20, 2021
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Karen B
London, UK100 contributions
Okay if your bored and want to get in your steps
Nov 2021 • Family
Some parts where very nicely laid out through the museum. But it was quite boring not many things to interact with and everything you could interact with you had to pay extra for which is a shame as we gave donations at the start then realised we had to pay for the stuff we wanted to do. The cafe was a laughing stock. 7 workers behind the counter with 2 costumers and they struggled to scoop a few ice creams it wasn’t overly busy. We waited ages for 2 drinks when no one else was waiting it was really unorganised and messy wouldn’t go again sorry
Written November 18, 2021
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Polly
Manchester, UK36 contributions
Choose your date and time of visit carefully.
Oct 2021
My 10 year old son enjoyed it - he'd give it 4 stars; we hated it - I'd give it 2 stars, hence the 3 star rating. We visited during October half term, so despite booking a timed ticket for the afternoon, which is supposed to limit crowds, the place was packed! We paid to go into the Wonderlab Equinor Gallery - it was like being in a child's soft play area when all the kids have gorged on E numbers and are as high as kites! The kids were running berserk, grabbing, pulling, pushing. I noticed one person disinfecting handles, which was a waste of time because it felt like about 50 kids were touching stuff in between cleaning. Parents looked tired, hot and harassed. If we were to return, it would be during term time. It's probably a good day out for midweek visits with pre-school children.
Written November 16, 2021
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Steven Y
11 contributions
Education
Oct 2021 • Couples
A very nice museum which is very educational for young children. It's very fun 😃 and easy to let kids go outside and have fun
Written November 14, 2021
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Sponny84
Poulton Le Fylde, UK25 contributions
Great museum
Nov 2021 • Family
Great museum. Lots to do and see. 9 and 13 year old found lots of interesting things. Space was a favourite for them. There was extra things to do which cost money, but things were all sold out, but of a let down….
Written November 9, 2021
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C. Ward
124 contributions
Great muesum for everyone to visit.
Nov 2021 • Family
Great afternoon spent here at the muesum..

We loved all the exhibitions, especially looking at all the old gadgets and things from our past.

Was great fun showing our kids all the things we grew up with.

Space and plane area were brilliant as well.

Would recommend to everyone to come here
Written November 8, 2021
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Msmslt
Nottingham, UK43 contributions
Wonderlab is brilliant
Nov 2021 • Family
Went on an inset day and where in for about 3 hrs, could have stayed another 3, but had dinner booked elsewhere.
The kids loved it, the wonderlab is definitely the best but, with all interactive stuff for the kids to do. Worth paying for it was excellent and there was shows.
The kids loved the slides and pulley chair, will definitely be back and for longer next time.
There is a shop and somewhere to grab a bite to eat/drink. The staff were friendly and helpful
Written November 8, 2021
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