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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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  • 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
  • Wagner S.
    Wagner Sartori juniorAugust 18, 2014
    Take your kids with you. the fly place is packed with airplanes, helicopters and a must to see.
  • Deb S.
    Deb SwinneyAugust 25, 2013
    Absolutely superb food in the Deep Blue Diner. We saw the Energy Show in the IMAX - if it's still on when you go, HIGHLY recommend it.
  • Darryl E.heart icon on user image
    Darryl EllsonAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The new Wellcome wing has a lot of empty space, lots of interactives but very few artefacts of interest. Stick to the main body of the museum.
  • Ed L.heart icon on user image
    Ed LeaFebruary 11, 2013
    If you're planning on eating in the restaurant by the imax, send someone ahead to queue. There can be 30min + wait at weekends.
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    SwarmstrongNovember 14, 2014
    The information age exhibition is so interesting! Science museum is great for kids, families and My one really!
  • Hugh P.heart icon on user image
    Hugh PorterMarch 1, 2015
    Garden area amazing, a hidden gem in London. Eating area in LG was understaffed, over priced and confusing.
  • Marlyn Guzman
    Marlyn GuzmanOctober 21, 2010
    is huge, covering five floors, so don't expect to see it all in one day! Each floor looks at a different aspect of technology and science using displays and interactive inf
  • Gitesh
    GiteshJune 22, 2013
    Picnic rained off, so we hit the basement at the science museum. Kids are happy with with the garden area, but still getting wet!
  • Laura K.
    Laura KingNovember 17, 2011
    Cockroach Tours at the Science Museum (every Saturday and Sunday until December) check out the video it speaks for itself… costumes includedwww.sciencemuseum.org.uk/cockroachtour
  • Maria B.heart icon on user image
    Maria BlOctober 19, 2014
    Entrance is free! very nice and interesting museum for all the members of family!
  • Lamia
    LamiaJune 24, 2014
    Great place to chill-out with kids and discover a bit of Sciences. Great bubbles show as well
  • Katharine L.
    Katharine LamontDecember 13, 2012
    Downstairs play area perfect for toddlers on a rainy day but go in the morning as afternoons are chocca
  • Yarn L.heart icon on user image
    Yarn LamApril 1, 2015
    6 floors of exhibits! Especially love level 3 with the flying machines. There's also a simulator ride and 3D show on flying.
  • Y K.heart icon on user image
    Y KintMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the green screen on the 3rd floor! You can dress up as an astronaut or a pilot 🌝🌚
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CiolinoDecember 3, 2017
    Tickets to wonderlab are worth the cost. Amazing, science made fun for all
  • Dmitriy M.heart icon on user image
    Dmitriy MurashkoSeptember 27, 2014
    Great museum, old vehicles is just superb. But you need much time to watch all(
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    LucaFebruary 21, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Visit the information age section, and don't forget to listen to the song telling the story of the telegraph!
  • Heleny C.heart icon on user image
    Heleny CampoyOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect place for kids and adults that lives science... Some plains and a lot of fn for kids on lunch pad...
  • Anne W.heart icon on user image
    Anne WalFebruary 22, 2015
    Went to the Wildlife Photography Exhibition with pre-booked tickets. The exhibition was beautiful but it was just too busy. It was nearly impossible to see certain photos.
  • Hui-ern N.
    Hui-ern NgMarch 15, 2015
    I LOVE THIS PLACE - great exhibitions! Nothing you can't learn from the science museum
  • Ozan D.heart icon on user image
    Ozan DemirerSeptember 25, 2016
    So exciting museum, worth to go and spend your time.
  • Vanessa F.heart icon on user image
    Vanessa FonsecaMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Very good to take the kids!!! Very complete !!!
  • Z P.heart icon on user image
    Z PFebruary 11, 2015
    The free tour in the space section was very interesting.
    HISTORY UKFebruary 14, 2011
    Much of the collection was inherited from the Museum of Patents (est 1858) and includes early locomotives such as Stephenson’s Rocket and Puffing Billy, and the first jet engine.
  • Atif H.heart icon on user image
    Atif HussainJuly 22, 2015
    I know it's #free but u expected a lot more. Not a great deal has changed during the past decade. Not a fantastic place for younger kids
  • Edwin T.heart icon on user image
    Edwin TanOctober 8, 2018
    more like Science History museum. Don’t expect modern interactive displays which engages the kiddos. It’s a retelling of achievements for adults
  • Melissa M.heart icon on user image
    Melissa MeowDecember 22, 2015
    Love all the interactive exhibitions, although they can get really crowded.
  • Paola B.
    Paola Bassanese EnergyaJanuary 22, 2012
    Contribute to the Great Ormond Street project on facial reconstruction surgery by having a 3D scan of your face. Interesting, entertaining, educational plus contributing to a good cause
  • Brianheart icon on user image
    BrianSeptember 13, 2015
    Such a muddled space. Great content but poorly exhibited. And the brand is a bit dated.
  • Marie S.heart icon on user image
    Marie SteinthalerMay 31, 2015
    Last Wednesday of every month is late night opening time. Check out the silent disco, it's hilarious.
  • Ignacio U.heart icon on user image
    Ignacio UrrutiaMay 7, 2017
    Excellent! A place to kill a whole day! It's wonderful!
  • Linus H.heart icon on user image
    Linus HeAugust 7, 2014
    Great museum! Liked the exhibitions about 'time' and aboout engines&vehicles the most.
  • Ieva A.
    Ieva AndrukaitytėOctober 10, 2014
    An interesting exhibition on space and many interactive activities for hands-on experience.
  • Søren S.heart icon on user image
    Søren SøndergaardNovember 9, 2019
    A little too focused on the “free” entry and donations when many exhibitions inside comes with a fee. The free parts of the museum are rather stale.
  • Priya T.heart icon on user image
    Priya TungrusNovember 7, 2014
    The launch pad is amazing but you need to go early to beat the crowds
  • Abdullah A.heart icon on user image
    Abdullah AljumaAugust 13, 2014
    Very fun place to be. Some other event happen here occasionally too.
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonNovember 12, 2011
    Black Arrow - Britain's only home-grown satellite launch vehicle. The fifth one built (never launched due to the program being cancelled) hangs from the ceiling, along with a spare Prospero satellite
  • Henrique X.heart icon on user image
    Henrique XavierApril 5, 2015
    Some exhibitions are sponsored by private companies and seem to be a bit biased towards promoting it's activities.
  • Joan V.heart icon on user image
    Joan Vidal BoschFebruary 18, 2018
    Really nice however i the best time to go is the night museum
  • Sergi B.heart icon on user image
    Sergi BernatNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Come to the Shake bar, third floor! Great milkshakes and many more things :)
  • Carol B.
    Carol BridgeAugust 22, 2012
    Gift shop - Great for small/cheap bits for kids to take home as a token of the visit but be careful of the more expensive items- often not worth the price.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SmithMarch 23, 2010
    if you want hands-on fun, head straight up to the top floor for the interactive exhibitions. and definitely try the exhibit which catches your shadow. great fun.
  • Gábor S.
    Gábor SebestyénJune 7, 2017
    Want to see the first ever web server? Or the Soviet Giant? For free? Then it's your place to visit.
  • noel h.
    noel hidalgoOctober 22, 2017
    if you’re a geek, you got to geek out on these watches.
  • Dave M.heart icon on user image
    Dave MoffatNovember 19, 2017
    Do many cool interactive exhibits. You could spend days in there!
  • ste m.heart icon on user image
    ste maunderMarch 18, 2016
    If you can, nip into the Ada Lovelace mini exhibition before it ends in March ~ really good
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HemesAugust 11, 2014
    Check out the 'hologram' planet earth! Incredible exhibitions.
  • ismail hakkı p.
    ismail hakkı polatAugust 31, 2012
    Outstanding experimental courses on rocket science for children. Even for us;)
  • Trish P.heart icon on user image
    Trish PJuly 22, 2017
    Very cool museum, current Robots exhibition is really interesting!
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