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Science Museum

#75 of 1,514 things to do in London
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South Kensington
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Address: Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7942 4000
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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Love the interactive and creative exhibits

The science museum is not as crowded as the Natural science museum next door, which made the visit more enjoyable. As we could take our time to look at the exhibits and spend... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I did not succeed to go to imax and wonderlab, but we enjoyed the museum as a nice experience of science. Kids loved it, there is also a fun play on the basement to enjoy more the experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited on Saturday 3rd December. Unfortunately we only had time to spend a couple of hours there, which is nowhere near enough. I expected the place to be packed, and whilst busy the museum is spacious enough to not feel over crowded. The standard of the exhibitions and interactive displays is superb and whilst all the floors have great exhibits... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the museum during the late night opening on Wednesday. There were DJs and bars where you can take a drink. The museum's collection and exhibitions were very interesting but it was also a great social place to meet with people, have a drink and listen to a science lecture. Difinately worth visiting.

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great day out for the family, free entry, lots of activities to do to suit everyone from toddlers to adults. Throughout the year they have different events, galleries, 3D films and workshops to experience, so plan your visit beforehand as you may need to book and pay for tickets. Its best to travel by train as parking spaces are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been here several times, twice with school and once with my family. It's educational yet great fun and there's lots of interactive things to do.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The science museum is not as crowded as the Natural science museum next door, which made the visit more enjoyable. As we could take our time to look at the exhibits and spend time on the many interactive exhibits and games e.g. "Who Am I?" Overall, a very informative science museum with very creative display. Suitable for both adults and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

worth visiting here early in the day, when it is quieter, whilst a number of the interactive displays need fixing and updating, there is a wealth to see and learn for all ages

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took the kids to IMAX and Wonderlab and spent the whole day - they did not stop! Had rail 2 for 1 voucher which made it really reasonably priced. Kids loved the TESLA coil, experiments with dry ice and rocket show - not to mention the friction slide - it was awesome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First off I need to tell you I'm a retired engineer so keep that in mind while reading this. If you have any interest in the industrial revolution this is the place for you. During the eight days we spent in London this trip I visited the Science Museum three times and would go back again to see the things... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At first we desired to see the Natural History museum, however it soon became clear that with the size of the queues that was never going to happen. Instead, we visited the queue less science museum, which was a fun visit for an hour or two. The exhibits are moderately interesting, and there is lots for children. I would recommend... More 

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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 and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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