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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)
    Phil G.
    "See Listening Post on floor 1, near the lifts."(7 Tips)
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  • Kasia K.heart icon on user image
    Kasia KoczułapSeptember 27, 2016
    Great for kids and for adults. Perfect place to learn something in interesting way.
  • 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!
  • Adriaheart icon on user image
    AdriaApril 24, 2015
    Try out the calculators in the computer history section. Amazing aeroplanes as well!
  • Nondas K.heart icon on user image
    Nondas KAugust 23, 2017
    Lovely museum, even with very young kids. Go there first!
  • Diego S.
    Diego SartoriAugust 10, 2014
    Perfect for a rainy day. Free (well, most of it), interactive, for all ages.
  • Kostasheart icon on user image
    KostasJune 17, 2015
    A great experience! Nonetheless, the amount of objects displayed may be too much for one visit for some of the sections.
  • 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.
  • Sujatha K.
    Go to the top floor and check out the exhibits on the history of mathematics and computing; so much fun!
  • Alviseheart icon on user image
    AlviseApril 15, 2016
    Top for families with kids, so many interactive activities to do. You can spend the whole day here easily
  • Korhan E.heart icon on user image
    Korhan EserFebruary 2, 2015
    Mostly for children but still good for a quick tour. Also the shop was filled with very nice and interesting merchandise
  • 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!
  • Martita P.heart icon on user image
    Martita PinillaOctober 17, 2014
    One of the best museums in London. You can't miss it
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • aliheart icon on user image
    aliSeptember 25, 2016
    really great for kids, not so much for the adults. nice space exhibition with real sized rockets and lunar module though.
  • Clementinaheart icon on user image
    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
  • Katerina K.heart icon on user image
    Katerina KerrSeptember 21, 2015
    I used to love this museum growing up. However, now it feels all the interesting absorbing installations are being replaced by touch screen games and interactive screens. It's a shame.
  • 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
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    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.
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FeeneyOctober 15, 2014
    Amazing place. The space exhibition is first rate and a must see. Especially as it's free entry
  • 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.
  • Paul B.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Ilya M.
    Ilya MikhaltsouJuly 4, 2013
    Oh yes, and if you are going to visit chrome web lab in the basement, better first visit their web site at chromeweblab.com ;)
  • 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!
  • Liron A.heart icon on user image
    Liron AltmanOctober 21, 2016
    The flight free tour in the guidance of Peter was astonishing! Lots of interesting exhibits, free wifi
  • Alviseheart icon on user image
    AlviseApril 1, 2016
    Bring your kids with confidence. There are so many activities for them AND you get to learn something yourself too :)
  • Philippa M.
    Philippa MooreSeptember 15, 2014
    Science museum sleepovers are amazing. So much fun the kids don't realise just how much they are learning!
  • Catherine R.
    Catherine ReynoldsAugust 17, 2014
    Late nights are the best. Each one has a theme! Adults get to explore the muesum without kids! Brilliant idea in my book.
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranMay 18, 2015
    It is spectacular so big with so many interesting attractions and movie theatres. Must visit with kids
  • 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.
  • Stergios A.heart icon on user image
    Stergios AJune 5, 2017
    Excellent space exhibition. A huge must.
  • b a.heart icon on user image
    b afJune 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Start from the top floor and head down. Easier on the legs and see the exhibits.
  • Wojtek S.heart icon on user image
    Wojtek SiudzinskiAugust 8, 2015
    Some of the areas are available from certain different floors. Free map is very usefull for finding those.
  • JP H.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Ana R.heart icon on user image
    Ana RatkovicMay 29, 2013
    If you get hungry, Deep Blue restaurant on the ground floor, opposite IMAX cinema, have delicious veggie burger!
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    Napeleonia 🌼August 6, 2016
    great place for kids and adults , it needs sometime to go through everything but it's worth it
  • Alexia K.heart icon on user image
    Alexia KFebruary 2, 2015
    Always great to visit , great permanent exhibition and very interesting periodic exhibitions
  • Antonio F.heart icon on user image
    Antonio FelacoSeptember 14, 2014
    Free entrance in a great museum. Loved the computer area!
  • Jim W.
    Jim WestJune 28, 2012
    check out the Garden in the basement then Launchpad on the top floor if you have young kids, it will keep them busy all day!
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    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.
  • 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!
  • Senayheart icon on user image
    SenayOctober 18, 2014
    'Who am I' is the best part of the museum. Also stop in at Energy Cafe, nice place to drink coffee.
  • Konstantin Leonidovich I.
    Great permanent exposition and current exhibitions!Great space! Great staff! :-)
  • Alia T. Z.
    Alia T. ZulkifliDecember 14, 2012
    Fav museum in London! So interactive and fun. The shop is full of exciting things. Definitely a must go!
  • Daan v.
    Daan van KlinkenAugust 27, 2014
    Man this place is busy and hot (temperature wise)! Also: the Energy Café seems to be the busiest of them all.
  • Bon C.heart icon on user image
    Bon ChantawibulApril 25, 2018
    Check out the Mathemetic gallery design by the one and obly, Zaha Hadid.
  • Vicclesticks
    VicclesticksAugust 29, 2011
    Food is a teenie bit pricey here but there is a great picnic area on level 3 near the launchpad. Tends to clear out by 2pm for those who can hang on for a late lunch.
  • Mr S.heart icon on user image
    Mr SSeptember 5, 2021
    Amazing!! So much to see and do and it is free - although please donate something..
  • Martin L.
    Martin LevyApril 16, 2012
    If you're here for #DME12 you should drop by 'n say hi to Shootitlive. And we'll show you how to monetize your live coverage with photos, videos and crowdsourced content. Oh yeah!
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