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Science Museum

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Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
+44 20 7942 4000
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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. As the home...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
South Kensington
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+44 20 7942 4000
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Reviewed yesterday

Perfect day for the kids. As a grown-up it might be weird to see the items you’ve been using for years in a museum, from electronic calculator to the iPod. :) The old aircrafts still have their charms, exemplifies well to the kids, the IMAX...More

Thank Magor_K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There should be a SMALL charge here. Having travelled all over the world every other country charges Seemed to be a need for more exhibits. There must be plenty more in storage, but really worth visiting And highly recommended Although you have to pay for...More

Thank paul r
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my 15 year old and 9 year old sons to visit as my big son was particularly interested in the engineering exhibition especially as the website suggested it was particularly aimed at older children who were interested in pursuing a career in engineering....More

Thank Mariaburr
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the Science Museum - some of the free exhibits and the Wonder Lab were fabulous. However Power Up! was some kind of joke. Rows of consoles with "Fortnite", "Minecraft" etc in a dingy hall. A ban on younger children using the only interesting...More

Thank maddy_palmer
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great museum. If you like science this is the place for you. No queue and it was free. Still the 3rd floor was close to early...didn't got an explanation why

Thank Iulian N
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Perfect for kids. Very close to other museums. They have a few different places to eat inside the museum. Craving burger is a must at the back of the museum. Museum staff was very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank traveler_tamara773
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here on bank holiday monday gor a few hours. Brilliant for a few hours to kill in london. Free entry. All they ask is an optional donation. Had a brilliant time.

Thank daniel t
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and the wife fancied topping up our on culture so made a bee line for the science museum. Waited in line for a good 20 minutes and left the museum with an hour. Might be good killer of time if you have children around...More

1  Thank Sandyfroh
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When i was a kid , i went to the science museum , everything worked (there was no charge then to enter) now, if you pay , it will work , if its free there is a 60% chance the " games / things to...More

Thank dgattenb
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Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing place we always take our son there on regular basis , if you travel with kids to London this is must visit place indeed !

Thank Michal S
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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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JeskDcy01
9 May 2018|
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Response from sunsaver | Reviewed this property |
We did not book ahead for the Wonderlab but paid on the day. We purchased a family ticket which worked out to be the best value. With the Wonderlab ticket, you have unlimited entry so you can get some lunch or refreshment... More
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Amir_Tel-Aviv_City
1 May 2018|
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Response from sunsaver | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Each age group will enjoy some aspect of the museum but the 4 year old might get tired with all the walking. There are lifts to take you to different floors.
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Cathypmg
29 March 2018|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
Although the museum is free special events need to be booked. This is best done in advance . When we went we were booked in but day bookings were sold out.
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