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Science Museum

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Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Science Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement. As the home of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
South Kensington
+44 20 7942 4000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the exhibition. I spent about 2 hours in it, including a great tour by Jay. I was worried that it would romanticize the Romanovs but it gave a fairly balanced portrayal or their lives and actions. There were many fascinating objects. I'm...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

i went there with my two sons and partner and we all thought it was amazing. the Imax was the best thing

Thank Venture12497370710
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love love love Such an amazing place. Time and energy flew away as we wandered from floor to floor completely absorbed in all the displays. Loved the descent with Tim Peak forgot I was in a chair.

Thank lynnesharan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The details are awesome and easy to explore for kids. My boy enjoyed every section of this museum and we both parent enjoyed more. The Winton Gallery is amazingly beautiful with Hadid’s work in it. Surely 2-3 hours is not enough to explore this museum.

Thank WindaPutri
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots to see and do--overwhelming! It's nice that a lot of the exhibits are hands-on. I enjoyed the information age and space exploration exhibits the most. I also saw the IMAX movie, "A Beautiful Planet," which is worth the cost. Good for families!

Thank SaraBourque
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mainly visited to see the Romanov- Russian display- which was good and free! Popped to see the impressive clocks display and the engines just past the entrance. All of it was good but I can't help thinking that the museum is less of a science...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 8 yr old for a day out. We had a great time. She really enjoyed the 2nd floor doing the interactive screens. We also enjoyed making our own space shapes on the 3rd floor. Although it is free donation is expected. We...More

Thank charlotte111111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reviewed the main science museum a while back and stand by what I wrote - very boring. Basically a history of science museum. However, today we went to the wonderlab which is basically a stand alone thing you pay for and we spent 4...More

Thank BeGoLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during half-term so there were lots of families, making the museum busy and crowded. Entry is free but you can make a donation. We paid £7 each for the Tim Peake Space Descent which in my opinion was a waste of money. My...More

Thank holidays504128
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whist the museum doesn’t go into great depth about any of its subject matters it offers a wide verity of interesting exhibits for the visitor to enjoy. The Space exhibits will probably appeal to the more casual visitor, why the more disconcerting visitor will enjoy...More

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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10 October 2018|
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Response from Reljo | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend NHM first and during Weekdays as it can be more crowded. Also check all Entryways at NHM as while some have ques others have not or considerably less.
2 October 2018|
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Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous responses call first.
10 August 2018|
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Response from GGFC54 | Reviewed this property |
Adults would definitely enjoy this fine museum