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.

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • 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, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, UK

Phone: 0330 058 0058

Official Website: London Science Museum

Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
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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