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Visit the Science Museum!

The Science Museum is another large museum along Exhibition Road and holds over 300,000 items, including items as Stephenson's Rocket, Francis Crick's model of DNA, some of the world's first steam engines, and many others! It also has many interactive exhibits.

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Jan 26, 2005

Science Museum

The Science Museum is a really interesting place with a lot of hands on exhibitions where you can try out all kinds of things. It is a great place to learn about things as well, like how light bulbs and telephones work and lots more.

When I was last there they had Chris Boardmans record breaking Bicycle on show.

Opening Times
Open seven days a week, from 10.00 to 18.00.
The Museum is closed from 24 to 26 December.

General Admission is free but some exhibits carry charges.

Science of Sport Exhibition
(now open) Price
Adult £6.95
Concession £6.95

Combination tickets
Science of Sport & IMAX - adult £12.00
Science of Sport & IMAX - concession £11.00

IMAX® Price
adult £7.50
concession £6.00

SimEx Simulator Ride Price
adult £3.75
concession £2.75

Motionride Simulator Price
adult £2.50
concession £1.50

Museum Guidebooks Price
Science Museum Guide
(available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish) £2.95
Science Museum Family Guide £2.95

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Nov 11, 2004

Mational Science Museum, South kensignton

This is my favorite museum in London. It is so much fun!!

One section is about Earthquake. This picture is a scene featuring a scene of horror after a terrible eartquake in a Japanese city. The whole set is actually moving under your feet. Scary.

Nov 01, 2004

Science Museum

The Science Museum is one of three British museums which, with the National Railway Museum, York and the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford which together are the National Museum of Science & Industry ( NMSI ).

The Science Museum opened in 1857, as the South Kensington Museum, on land purchased with the profits from the Great Exhibition of 1851. At the Science Museum visitors can experience the major scientific advances of the past 300 years. There are over 40 galleries with the world's finest collections in science history technology and medicine offer over thousands of interactive exhibits with many permanent displays. From working steam engines to Apollo 10. A IMAX 3D film theatre is now open.

The Science Museum holds the world's largest and most significant collection illustrating the history and contemporary practice of science, technology, medicine and industry.

Tip : Nearest Tube - South Kensington

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Oct 30, 2004
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Very interesting place

While the Natural History Museum gets all the attention and all the glory, I think the Science Museum is a little more interesting.

I particularly liked the displays that showed items from various time periods.

This is a great place to bring children as its really educational and its also fun.

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Aug 25, 2004

Going for an understanding of Science

The science museum is for me worth a whole day in London. There is to much to see in just a few hours.

Take a map of the place at the entrance, and try to decide what to do first.
The basement gives you the opportunity to be hands on, albeit for the youngest generation. The ground floor houses items from the industrial revolution and the space exibitions.
First floor: Material science and telecommunications Second floor: Chemistry and nuclear physics (my bit) and computers. Third floor: Old scientific instruments and health matters. Fourth and Fifth floors: Science and Art of Medicine

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Feb 18, 2004

Science and Natural History

conveniently located closely together, these museums can both be seen in the same day. they are both very big so my advice is that you see the things you have interest in and not bear to see something just for the sake of it!
and definately visit the launch pad, found at the bottom floor of the science museum, though it looks like its just for children, adults can learn some very interesting facts too!!

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Nov 15, 2003

Science Museum

Another very interesting and great museum. you can easily spend there a whole day without noticing. i must admit that i still miss one floor that i didnt have time to explore and never got back there...
However its a very interesting museum and a real awesome one like many other british museums !
If you're traveling with kids its a great place for them !

Admission is Free !
The Science Museum is open 7 days a week, from 10.00 to 18.00.
The Museum is closed from 24 December to the 26 December.

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Titanic Exhibition & Ghosts from the Abyss

Had a fantastic weekend in London/Kent. On the Friday we went to the Titanic artefacts exhibition at the Science museum. It was amazing, and so emotional! They had this huge section of hull, and a smaller piece that you could actually touch...which was really spooky! They also had passengers belongings, and a champagne bottle, still with champagne in it, and loads of other things. It was really moving, and I was constantly choking back the tears, when I read the stories about some of the passengers.
The most emotional thing was the actual bell that was rung when the iceberg was spotted, and it was set in this dark room with a spotlight on the bell, hanging in mid air, and the air was really cold, and the sound of the bell was ringing, and it really made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck! They gave you a boarding card on the way in, a reproduction of the actual one, with a passengers name and details on it...and I was given Mrs John Jacob Astor......the young second wife of Mr Astor, who was pregnant at the time, and who fortunately survived. Tony was given a male passenger from the First Class who didn't make it. At the end they had a huge wall with all the survivors and those who lost their lives listed on it, and it really brought it all home!
After the exhibition we went to the 3D Imax film "Ghosts of the Abyss" which was made by Jim Cameron and was basically an exploration of the wreck by the ROV...but in 3D, and you really felt as though you were could almost reach out and touch it! They then superimposed the ship as it was, with ghostly passengers and crew etc, to show how well preserved it all was! I was in tears again through most of the film!
Sorry to bore the pants of everyone but it was just so amazing!

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Jun 02, 2003


It's one of my favourite museums because it's very interactive, you can try and touch almost everything here. The expositions include subjects like: Oceanography, The Science and Art of Medicine, Challenge of Materials, The Exploration of Space, Flights... and much, much more.

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Nov 28, 2002

Science Museum

One of the must see place in London is "The Science Museum" which has many interactive displays and demonstrations. Ranging over seven floors, you will find items representing every area of the sciences, space travel, computing, medicine, telecommunications, chemistry….. the list is endless! Once you are in dont want to come out. It is a perfect place for young kids as well.

Opening time -:
Open seven days a week, from 10.00 to 18.00. The Museum is closed from 24 to 26 December

Admission FREE

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Oct 18, 2002

Science Museum

It is a museum in South Kensington, housing the most important British collection of scientific and technological exhibits. The collection was separated from the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1909, and has since expanded.

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Sep 07, 2002

Things To Do Near Science Museum

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Victoria and Albert Museum

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Natural History Museum

Probably one of the most popular exhibits at the Natural History Museum is the section on dinosaurs. As well as lots of information on the various different types and how they lived, there is a raised...
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Royal Albert Hall and the Proms

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Royal Albert Hall

Just Across the Royal Albert Hall, located in Kensington Park, which is just a stone's throw away, is the Prince Albert Memorial. The Memorial was erected in 1872 by the British Queen Victoria as a...
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Albert Memorial

Located at the southern end of Kensington Gardens is this very grand memorial to Queen Victoria's Prince Consort, Prince Albert. The memorial was complete in 1876. Bronzes and mosaics represent...
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Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

I had been planning a day out in London, my planning resulted in my last museum of the day being the Sikorski Museum at the Polish Institute. They receive no funding from either the Polish or UK...
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Getting to Science Museum


Exhibition Rd., Kensington, London SW7 2DD


  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00