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
Official Website: London Science MuseumFee: No, except for IMAX Theatre, simulators and special exhibitions.
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
- 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
London SW7 2DD
Phone: +44 870 870 4000
Jeruen D. Jan-14-2020
This place is a fantastic place to spend a day learning about new things. I saw many impressive exhibits about aeroplanes, machines, generators, and many... Read More
Valeria F. Nov-09-2019
We came here same weekend my friend was visiting, as along with various cafes, bars, and restaurants we also explored the museums!! We went to three over... Read More
Darya S. Mar-22-2019
The Science Museum is one mainly geared for children, so I didn't get much out of it or find myself walking away with new information. The exhibits are all... Read More
Accommodations near London Science Museum:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines||South Kensington Station||5 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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