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.

London Science Museum Hours:
Opening 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

London Science Museum Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating It was a great experience visiting the science museum with lots to see. Just book your tickets in advance so you don’t have to wait, otherwise, you can do it just before you enter the museum. The security guards checked our bags before entry. The museum is suitable for all ages with options to pay extra for special events, activities, exhibitions and galleries. We paid to go into the power up gallery for the best games and consoles in the past 50 years. There are seats around the museum to take a rest, and cafes to eat and drink. We really enjoyed our day trip to the science museum.
Maggie Tsui - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Outstanding museum! If you like science related content, this is a must! A lot of interactive exhibits for kids, which is good to keep them entertained. Good food options at the cafe and great gift shop. Strongly recommend a full day visit.
Raphael Brescia - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Very cool size museum, with a lot of exhibits. When you first enter. It seems like everything is just about steam engines, but there are far more exhibits in the back. We really like the section about transportation, although the medical section was interesting as well.
Hudi - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating The Science Museum in London is a fantastic destination for anyone interested in science. With interactive exhibits on everything from space to technology, it’s both fun and educational. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable, making every visit enlightening. Highly recommend for a great day out!
Ashish Dubey - in the last week

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4 Star Rating This place displays a variety of machines and vehicles from cars to trains to rockets. It is a heaven for car lovers. You also get to know a lot about Britain's space program here. There is a beautiful model on which they project different planetary objects like the moon etc. It looks gorgeous. Entry is free however, you may want to book a slot and arrive early as you may encounter a long queue.
nabamita roy - 2 weeks ago

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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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