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

Official Website: London Science Museum

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

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Category: Museums

Address: Exhibition Road
London SW7 2DD
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 870 870 4000

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 237 Reviews.

See all reviews on Yelp

5 Star Rating At first blush, the British Science Museum seemed rather superficial and catering too much to children, but after a while, the exhibits grew on you as you... Read More

Ken C. Jul-29-2018

3 Star Rating 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

Darya S. Mar-22-2019

4 Star Rating Another review for parents because, well, that's the lens I'm currently looking through. Short note for child-less adults: it's free, informative, and... Read More

Howie K. Oct-30-2018

Accommodations near 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.

Map & Instant Route Finder

Click&Go Map and Route Finder with public transit, walking, driving or cycling directions. Get up-to-the-minute transit times for your route.

Load Interactive Map
Finding Your Route - Please Wait

Photo Gallery

Video


Some really good reasons for you to visit the Science Museum

Visiting London? Here's why we use Booking.com for our hotel bookings.

Best SelectionDaily Deals Price Matching Pay at the Hotel 24/7 Support

Purchase a London Pass and Get FREE entry to over 80 London Attractions

Save Money. One low price gets you Free entry to over 80 Attractions, Tours and Museums.
Flexible. Choose from a 1, 2, 3, 6, or 10 Day Pass. You have up to 12 months to activate it.
Save Time. Skip the line with FAST TRACK admission to many of the busiest attractions.
Save Even More. Get 6% off the regular price with Promo code ‐ 'TOURBYTRANSIT'


Visiting London?
Here's why we use Booking.com for our hotel bookings.
Best Selection
Daily Deals
Price Matching
Pay at the Hotel
24/7 Support
Help us grow! Please Share
Thanks for Visiting!