The Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD
Nearest Tube:
South Kensington
020 7942 4000
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Opening Hours:
10am-6pm Daily
Free Admission

Founded in 1857, the Science Museum in London has over 300,000 items, including the oldest steam locomotive, a replica of Watson and Crick's DNA model, the first jet engine, the first typewriter and many other items of interest.

For all those wannabe astronauts out there, the Exploring Space section of the museum is filled with rockets and exhibits that explore human space explorations. You can also check out the famous Stephenson's Rocket and the Apollo 10 spacecraft.

The Launchpad exhibit on the 3rd floor is a great section of the museum for kids (and adults!) to learn hands on about sound, materials, light, electricity, magnetism, energy transfer, forces and motion. This interactive exhibit encourages imagination and creative thinking, whilst purposely exploring science in a way that's fun.

Inside the museum, there's a 3D IMAX Cinema, which show documentaries for a ticketed fee – so, whether penguins, orangutans, or space exploration is your passion – there's something here for everyone. These change from time to time, so make sure to check out the website prior to your visit for films/times/prices.

There's also an interactive 3D flight simulator – Fly 360 – for those aspiring pilots who want to try flying a jet. Whilst Fly 360 is meant for people aged 9 and over, the museum also has a little person version called Fly Kids.

Lastly, the museum holds a monthly late night social event for adults on the last Wednesday of each month called the Science Museum Lates. The event has pop up bars on all three floors of the museum, live DJs, comedians and more. 


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