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Science Museum

Science Museum
Kensington and Chelsea, London
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    Aizen K.
    "Size, interactivity, exhibition... Just great for kids and adults."(30 Tips)
    Boris 🌐 v.
    "My favorite museum in London, prepare to have your mind blown."(8 Tips)
    Angus H.
    "Launchpad shows are great for the kids!"(8 Tips)
    Ben M.
    "You must visit Listening Post, an art installation that turns live..."(7 Tips)
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  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PhillipsMarch 18, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best museums of its kind in the world. Far too much to see in one visit, so if you can it is best to "dip in" on short visits. The kids will love the space galleries!
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    IAugust 28, 2015
    Always loved it here but it gets a little tedious for an adult. Nonetheless it's definitely worth a visit- the ground floor space room is really cool and their shop is nice.
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    Cenk GümüşcüoğluFebruary 9, 2016
    The "Cosmonauts" exhibition was the main reason we visited the museum and it was remarkable. The permanent sections are joyful as well. Lots of planes to see. Especially kids would love this museum...
  • Sam J.heart icon on user image
    Sam J.April 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good museum for little and older ones. I love going there every time, the permanent exhibitions and temporary ones are always good. The shop is probably the best part :)
  • Abdulrahman A.heart icon on user image
    Free tickets are available online, huge museum! you need long hours to see all areas. Nearby so many attractions, underground tunnels, tube & bus stations for easy access. Tickets Bar Codes required
  • Z P.heart icon on user image
    Z PFebruary 11, 2015
    The 'space tour' at 2pm (not sure if it's on every day is free and the volunteer tourguide (Joe) was very friendly & informative. He even extended the tour from 30mins to almost an hour. Nice man. :)
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    DavidJune 28, 2015
    There are plenty of things to learn at Science museum; does not matter how old you are. Very comprehensive exhibitions. Free WiFi. I loved the communication part with first Cray super calculator.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzgeraldFebruary 13, 2015
    Amazing place to go check out, possibly too big, but even so they give you plenty of seats to sit on! Would take best part of half a day or even an entire day to check out all the stuff they have here
  • Guido G.heart icon on user image
    Guido GybelsDecember 18, 2015
    The Cosmonauts exhibition (until 13 March 2016) has some amazing exhibits. Make sure to get the audio guide, voiced by Helen Sharman who was the first woman to visit the Mir space station.
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    Car TMay 15, 2016
    this was my favorite museum as a child and still is. usually, there's some type of interactive exhibit where you can play and build things. really good for children but still, suitable for all ages.
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Chris R (thechristophe)November 10, 2014
    The new Information Age exhibit is a must see, that aside the permanent collections are brilliant
  • Budoor B.heart icon on user image
    Budoor BaharethOctober 10, 2017
    One of the best! Play, learn, and discover new things. love this museum. It needs a couple of hours or half a day if you're up to it. Totally worth it!
  • Guido G.heart icon on user image
    Guido GybelsDecember 18, 2015
    One of the best museums in London, organised thematically. Great for a rainy or cold day.
  • Mr T UKheart icon on user image
    Mr T UKFebruary 10, 2017
    Went to see the space capsule Tim Peake came back to earth in. But there is so much more to see & the shop is great!
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    IrinaAugust 14, 2014
    The exhibits are interesting, up to a point. If you need a break from the barrage of stimuli, head to the cafe. It offers a welcome respite for an overwhelmed brain and uniquely ambient tabletops.
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    MarkSeptember 22, 2019
    Huge museum that is free to enter for anybody! Highly recommended that you visit it and think about a donation. Need reservation (free) for some exhibition (e.g. Cyber Security)
  • James G.heart icon on user image
    James GallagherJune 10, 2017
    I love this place and go everytime I visit London. Fantastic range of exhibitions and the recent (for me) upgrades on the food & drink side are great
  • Francesco B.heart icon on user image
    Francesco BaschieriJanuary 3, 2014
    Really ccol museum with lots of interactive areas! I was there on 1.1 and while at the neighbour museum (natural history) there was >1h queue, we entered immediately in the science museum
  • selin k.heart icon on user image
    selin kahramanMarch 30, 2015
    3d Imax movies are worth seing, especially the mysteries of the unseen world. We spent a full sunday with a child and couldnt see all. Lots if fun activities for kids.
  • Julia A.
    Julia AbreuJanuary 27, 2016
    Full of great expositions and activities, making for a very fun visit; Special praise to the Secret Life of the House exhibition, showing household appliances throughout the century - a personal fave!
  • H R.heart icon on user image
    H RSeptember 25, 2014
    Free admission to a big museum full of many exhibits & interactive elements. Go to the "Lates" evening that runs monthly on the last Wednesday for adults. Starts at 18:45
  • OJ B.heart icon on user image
    OJ BratOctober 15, 2016
    What a wonderful museum. Make sure you pay a visit to the newly opened Wonderlab - The Statoil Gallery. C'est fantastique! 👊
  • Augustus Collection
    Augustus CollectionFebruary 23, 2014
    Amazed by science? Then visit the breath-taking Science Museum. Experience every corner of science in this wondrous place, complete with an IMAX cinema! Read more
  • Stacy B.heart icon on user image
    Stacy Bo BacyOctober 25, 2019
    Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights on the last Wednesday of every month. Tickets are free online!
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    FredMarch 27, 2018
    Impressive plane collection but as an engineer, computer and communications section is best
  • Lee H.
    Lee HartJuly 16, 2018
    free. great fun for all ages, completely immerse yourself in all the fun that science has to offer. i love the space section, and they have great replica rockets!
  • John G.
    John GibbonsSeptember 1, 2013
    Free night for adults on the last Wednesday of every month called Lates. Sounded super cool, but the nights should be called 'Climbing Stairs and Waiting in Lines'.
  • Leonard H.heart icon on user image
    Leonard HansonJuly 12, 2015
    Computing and technology gallery is great but beware, if you're over 40 having so many childhood memories on display is a museum can be unnerving!
  • Edelyn
    EdelynJune 29, 2015
    Interactive museum, even adults turn into kids again. Go to the top floor for Red Arrow flight simulator. Their "Lates" is very well run, fun, and full of free workshops!
  • Boris 🌐 v.heart icon on user image
    Boris 🌐 van HoytemaApril 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite museum in London, prepare to have your mind blown. I could spend a week here.
  • RAY A.heart icon on user image
    RAY AAlAJuly 26, 2018
    Excellent way to spend a few hours , very interesting displays and great documentaries on IMAX
  • Paul B.heart icon on user image
    Paul BoagApril 13, 2013
    Don't want to buy your kids stuff in the museums amazing gift shop only to drag it around London? Buy it online and have it waiting when you get home. The museums online store is great.
  • John E.
    John EllisAugust 27, 2014
    Great place to come and view. Great food and service. Bring walking shoes and a drink as there is loads too see
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    NoMade InMongoliaApril 3, 2015
    Great museum! Too crowded during weekends, tho it looks great for families with children. Lots of cool interactive stuffs, but be sure to bring your hand sanitizer. :D
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    YOUhomeFebruary 25, 2015
    The Science Museum includes exhibitions covering all aspects of science and technology and is great fun for the kids, especially with special exhibitions out of School hours.
  • Jason H.heart icon on user image
    Jason HirstAugust 28, 2014
    Great fun, especially the 'Lates' which are held on the last Wednesday of every month. Really good prices too, loads of fun
  • Nanna M.heart icon on user image
    Nanna MøllerAugust 18, 2017
    It's very big, so it gets a little overwhelming. I was surprised that it wasn't more child-friendly. We went to their big cinema and it was really good. We went to their 4D cinema - it wasn't good.
  • Fabio P.
    Fabio PetzFebruary 29, 2012
    As you arrive (or before), check the schedule for the IMAX Theatre in the back of the ground floor of the museum, so you do not miss that movie you would love to see.
  • Jack D.heart icon on user image
    Jack DavisMay 13, 2015
    Really fun museum with lots of cool exhibits to learn about science! Make sure you check out the medical section on the top floor!
  • Thomas P.heart icon on user image
    Thomas ParisotSeptember 4, 2016
    Surprisingly, the Science Museum hosts great photography exhibitions on a regular basis: Parr, Talbot, Ray-Jones, Soth etc. Check them out!
  • Robert M.heart icon on user image
    Robert MolApril 4, 2014
    Unique dinner surrounded by some monumental science history! Not an everyday experience at the Science Museum!
  • Hatice B.
    Hatice BenanFebruary 7, 2014
    Engineers and technology lovers should visit this museum. Best thing about it is the retro-exhibitions and the Earth section.
  • Matteo M.heart icon on user image
    Matteo MattJuly 17, 2017
    Beautiful, huge!!! And one of the rare places where you can see a piece of rock from the moon, a Spitfire and an Harrier.
  • B L.
    B LApril 1, 2015
    Huge place. Lvl 5 is a bit confusing to get to. Ask a volunteer! Mummies, spaceships, rockets, planes and more!
  • Ilya M.
    Ilya MikhaltsouJuly 4, 2013
    If you are keen on sone real science, better go through all the old exhibition first, in the main hall and upwards. Still, there are some 'new format' exhibitions, quite childish, they are separated.
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    ClementinaMarch 9, 2015
    Amazing! Their display of aircrafts and engines are breathtaking. Also communications, maths and computing. Avoid it on early weekdays, annoying shouting and running school kids everywhere
  • Axel N.
    Axel NeefsDecember 31, 2012
    Start visiting Benugo for breakfast near the energy hall : egg sandwiches, cookies and pains au chocolat are just perfect !!!
  • Sujatha K.
    Go to the top floor and check out the exhibits on the history of mathematics and computing; so much fun!
  • Ian M.heart icon on user image
    Ian McCleaveDecember 11, 2015
    Great day out for kids of all ages. Horrified to see some of my early tech among the exhibits, but a fascinating learning experience
  • İlke G.
    İlke GüntanMarch 1, 2013
    A beautiful museum dedicated to science, it is like a sanctuary for me. Go and discover! Until June 2013, Web Lab Experiments will continue by Google. Don't escape this one!
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