London Science Museum

The Science Museum in London features the world's largest collection of science and technology under one roof

Galleries inside the Science Museum
Galleries inside the Science Museum cc licensed photo by lesteph

The Science Museum in London receives over 3 million visitors every year and boasts a collection exceeding 300,000 items. Some notable items include the oldest steam locomotive still in existence, some of the oldest remaining steam engines, the very first jet engine, a prototype of a 10,000 year clock, a reconstruction of the first model of DNA and much, much more. There are also many hands on interactive displays as well as an IMAX 3D theatre.

The Science Museum is divided into numerous galleries on seven levels which cover an extensive range of subjects, both historical and looking into the future, so there is something of interest for everyone.

This museum is located on Exhibition Road adjacent to both the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum, so you may want to consider making it a museum day and visiting them while in the area.

Since the Science Museum is a public museum it has free admission to all of its permanent exhibits making it a great place to visit, even if you are travelling on a budget. There is a charge for the IMAX 3D theatre, simulators and special exhibitions.

The museum is open daily except on December 24-26th.

For more information about the Science Museum please visit their official site link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No, except for IMAX Theatre, simulators and special exhibitions.

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • 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

Address: Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD, UK

Phone: 0333 241 4000

Official Website: London Science Museum

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District, Circle and Piccadilly LinesSouth Kensington Station5 MInutes

How to get to London Science Museum by Tube

From South Kensington Station follow the underground walkway by the ticket barrier which comes out at the entrance to the Science Museum.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5Science Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating Really fun place with a huge number of exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the technology exhibit. It was like a flash back in time looking at all the old computers and mobile phones. They also have a really interesting exhibit on the future of energy. Very educational and great for all ages

Christopher Perry - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating The Science Museum. If you love Science or have a curious personality then this really is the place to go. It's absolutely huge and on many levels. From space to steam engines it's got something for everyone. Top tip for tourists this museum is free if you want to pay extra for exhibitions it's totally optional.Do you need a guide in real life, interested in discounts ,travel, tickets, eating 2 for1 offers hire me..

Rhino U.K. - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating Always make it a priority to go to the Science Museum when in London. Living in the countryside, we only get a handful of chances to play with the metropolitan crowd, so when in London, do as the Londoners do... See as many attractions as possible. Love the layout. It's absolutely massive, and can spend a day in there. Filled with amazing exhibits and objects. Love it, and highly recommend a visit!!

Haden McNair - 16 days ago

5 Star Rating Great place to spend 4-6 hours, depending on your interest. I am a late 40s male who had never been. I was impressed by the number and quality of pieces on display. Most are able to be seen up close. The history of space, innovation and how we got where we are is fantastic. I almost left without going to the top floor to see the flight exhibit. Don't miss that. If you are an airplane engine nerd, there are 50 or so on display on racks that you can examine from up close. The aircraft on display are outstanding as well. There is plenty for the kids as well. Touch displays and plenty of interactive things to keep their interest and teach at the same time. I would recommend most things for kids over 5, but all ages will find something to see.

James Bird - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating An iconic museum that you must visit if you are in London. I have visited the Science Museum many times on school trips, as a young person with my parents and Grandparents, with friends and now with my Wife. Throughout the years, it never disappoints. The exhibits are fabulous and there is so much to see spread over so many floors. From what I understand, there are some exhibits that now charge, but the main things you want to see are free. We bought a sandwich and snacks and they were not too badly priced for a London attraction. Highly recommended!

Tim O'Sullivan - 1 month ago


Some really good reasons for you to visit the Science Museum

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