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.
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- Monday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
London SW7 5BD
Phone: +44 20 7942 5000
Lian A. Aug-19-2022
This museum is free to enter. You can book your entrance time ahead of time on the internet. However, when we got there at opening time, no one scanned... Read More
Robyn P. Aug-18-2022
I REALLY wanted to like this museum. Ultimately, it was just underwhelming. PROS FREE ADMISSION Gorgeous Historical Building Very Friendly Staff... Read More
Aaron C. Jun-11-2022
Such a great day out, the fact this place is free entry baffles me, I'd recommend donating if you can to keep places like this open for all to... 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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