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Science Museum

Science Museum
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  • Aizen K.
    "Size, interactivity, exhibition... Just great for kids and adults."(26 Tips)
    Boris 🆕⚛ v.
    "My favorite museum in London, prepare to have your mind blown."(8 Tips)
    Jason H.
    "last Wednesday of every month."(10 Tips)
    Angus H.
    "Launchpad shows are great for the kids!"(8 Tips)
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  • Cenk G.
    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...
  • Iman F.
    Iman FaisalAugust 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.
  • David
    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.
  • Sam J.
    Sam J.April 9
    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 :)
    Upvoted Oct 10
  • 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
  • Z P.
    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. :)
  • Catherine T.
    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.
  • H R.
    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
  • Julia A.
    Julia AbreuJanuary 27
    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!
  • Irina
    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.
  • Guido G.
    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.
  • Jason H.
    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
  • National Maritime M.
    The Docks and Diving gallery on the 2nd floor features a 1:2500 scale model of the 1960s Port of London previously displayed in the foyer of the Port of London Authority’s HQ. Find your maritime story Read more
  • Paul B.
    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.
  • selin k.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonFebruary 23, 2012
    Only marginally less popular with kids than its natural historical neighbour, the Science Museum is a celebration of the wonders of technology in the service of our daily lives. Read more
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MilneAugust 2, 2011
    Lates (last Wednesday each month) have a fun atmosphere - a chance for grown-ups to interact with science as kids do. The museum also seems to use the SCVNGR app sometimes, which can supply fun 'tasks
  • 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
  • Francesco B.
    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
  • SaltyMilkTea
    SaltyMilkTeaApril 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
  • YOUhome
    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.
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    This world-famous museum has more than 300,000 items. Make sure to see the first jet engine, reconstruction model of the DNA, and Stephenson's Rocket. Free, except for some temporary exhibitions.
  • 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.
  • 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 !!!
  • Ben M.
    Ben McKenzieSeptember 23, 2011
    When you're ready for a break, the shakes at the level five cafe are amazing - choose an ice cream flavour then add cookies or berries or peanut butter. Amazing.
  • Purple Frog
    Purple FrogJune 15, 2011
    Visit the Atmosphere Gallery on the 2nd floor – lots of immersive, interactive displays. On the last Wednesday of every month there's fun and free adults-only evening entertainment too. Read more
  • Edelyn B.
    Edelyn BJune 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!
  • Bhan L.
    Bhan LamApril 1, 2015
    Huge place. Lvl 5 is a bit confusing to get to. Ask a volunteer! Mummies, spaceships, rockets, planes and more!
  • Leonard H.
    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!
  • Kuba G.
    Kuba GołackiJune 24, 2015
    Might not amaze older science students, but it's still great fun to test some interactive exhibitions.
  • Kyze
    KyzeMarch 17, 2015
    Some of the floors have really amazing things, while others are mostly interactive screens (some of them don't even work). Can be visited in under two hours.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    The popular Science Museum Lates take place on the last Wednesday of the month, when adults can explore the galleries free from noisy kids. Read more
  • Costas L.
    Costas LazaridesFebruary 22, 2013
    What a great museum. What a BAD decision to visit during half-term. What was I thinking. I must love my friend and her kids very much!
  • Thee Teck W.
    Thee Teck WangApril 1, 2011
    Give yourself adequate time to explore this giant of a museum, at least 2 hours. It's huge and packed with lovely knowledge for all ages including live size planes.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AntoniuAugust 10, 2014
    This museum is amazing, and is a must see! The best part is that is free. Also cheek the Natural History museum next door.
  • Guido G.
    Guido GybelsDecember 18, 2015
    One of the best museums in London, organised thematically. Great for a rainy or cold day.
  • Tonic Music
    Tonic MusicMay 29, 2012
    Really excited to visit the Universe of Sound installation at the Science Museum: http://tgr.ph/KBJkGI allows you to see what it's like to be in an orchestra playing Holst's 'The Planets'.
  • Rene J.
    Rene JoergensenFebruary 19
    Impressive in size and displays! Worth a visit - come early to avoid the crowds!!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BoagApril 13, 2013
    Skip the queues for the natural history museum and come here instead. Far superior and much more fun for kids. Also checkout the V&A opposite.
  • Ian M.
    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
  • Martin L.
    Martin LevyApril 16, 2012
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  • Jack D.
    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!
  • JP H.
    JP Hastings-SpitalJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    "Listening Post" is hidden away, but a wonderful piece of connected and constantly evolving art - take 10 minutes out to sit and immerse yourself.
  • OJ B.
    OJ BratOctober 15
    What a wonderful museum. Make sure you pay a visit to the newly opened Wonderlab - The Statoil Gallery. C'est fantastique! 👊
  • The Style PA
    The Style PAAugust 19
    Check out the programme of special events and late-night openings - there is almost always a bar for the grown ups!
  • 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.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatFebruary 2, 2012
    A fun stop on any family tour. You can easily spend 5- 6 hours exploring this free museum, where science comes to life.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LawSeptember 4, 2015
    A lot of things to see, like engine and machines about the modern age. Visit the Natural History Museum nearby as well!
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