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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)
    Angus H.
    "Launchpad shows are great for the kids!"(8 Tips)
    James F.
    "You must visit The Listening Post!"(8 Tips)
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  • Chris P.
    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!
    Upvoted May 4
  • Cenk G.
    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...
  • 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, 2016
    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 :)
  • 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.
    Catherine TomsMay 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.
  • 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, 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • James G.
    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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mr T UK
    Mr T UKFebruary 10
    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!
    Upvoted May 4
  • 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 !!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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'.
  • Kuba G.
    Kuba GołackiJune 24, 2015
    Might not amaze older science students, but it's still great fun to test some interactive exhibitions.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Barry G.
    Barry GJanuary 11
    It used to be great - the basement was the best bit. Now it seems like there's nothing there. The security room was the best. Not up to date in some areas but still a great day out !
  • 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.
  • Thomas P.
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Rene J.
    Rene JoergensenFebruary 19, 2016
    Impressive in size and displays! Worth a visit - come early to avoid the crowds!!
  • OJ B.
    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! 👊
  • 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.
  • Matteo M.
    Matteo Matt1 week ago
    Beautiful, huge!!! And one of the rare places where you can see a piece of rock from the moon, a Spitfire and an Harrier.
  • 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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