Science Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD 
 
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OPENING TIMES
10am-6pm
 
PRICES
FREE (Adult), FREE (Child) | Charges apply for the IMAX 3D Cinema, simulators and some special exhibitions.
 

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Science MuseumThe Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done in a fun and creative way. This museum is one of the most interactive in the city, with lots of hands-on exhibits. In the high-tech Wellcome Wing, visitors can digitally alter their faces to look older or younger, and manipulate their voices. Some of the highlights include the Launch Pad gallery, which explains basic scientific principles, Puffing Billy, the oldest steam locomotive in the world and the actual Apollo 10 capsule. The King George III Collection of scientific instruments highlights 18th century science, or if you're looking to rest your feet, there is also a 450-seat IMAX theater. Kids always love the Science Night Sleepovers, which are held throughout the year. In December 2010 a new permanent climate science gallery - 'atmosphere: exploring climate science' - opened up, allowing visitors to deepen their understanding of climate science in an enjoyable, engaging and memorable way.

 

Science Museum events

 
Aleksander Kolkowski: The Exponential Horn: In Search Of Perfect SoundAleksander Kolkowski: The Exponential Horn: In Search Of Perfect SoundAn installation by the Science Museum's Sound Artist in Residence in 2012, featuring a full-size reconstruction of the UK's largest audio loudspeaker, the Denman Horn, which measures 27ft.5th January 2015Friday 20th November 2015 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Aleksander Kolkowski: The Exponential Horn: In Search Of Perfect Sound
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  20th May 2014 to 20th November 2015 - 10am-6pm
An installation by the Science Museum's Sound Artist in Residence in 2012, featuring a full-size reconstruction of the UK's largest audio loudspeaker, the Denman Horn, which measures 27ft.
Works on Paper FairWorks on Paper FairWorks on Paper FairWatercolours, drawings and prints, photographs and posters, all types of Works on Paper are presented at this annual fair. Pictures drawn by hand, in ink, pencil, crayon, chalk, pastel, gouache or charcoal can be seen on the first floor of the Science Museum. Ranging in price from the affordable (at £500 and less), to the majority on offer from £755th February 2015Sunday 8th February 2015 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Works on Paper Fair
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Art and Antiques
DATES  5th to 8th Feb 2015
Watercolours, drawings and prints, photographs and posters, all types of Works on Paper are presented at this annual fair. Pictures drawn by hand, in ink, pencil, crayon, chalk, pastel, gouache or charcoal can be seen on the first floor of the Science Museum. Ranging in price from the affordable (at £500 and less), to the majority on offer from £75... More about this event
 
Revelations: Experiments In PhotographyRevelations: Experiments In PhotographyExploring the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art.20th March 2015Sunday 13th September 2015 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
Category: event
Free Event 
Revelations: Experiments In Photography
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  20th March to 13th September 2015 - 10am-6pm
Exploring the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art.
 

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Science Museum  Robert Stephenson's Rocket of 1829  

   
Science Museum - Robert Stephenson's Rocket of 1829

Science Museum Robert Stephenson's Rocket of 1829 

Opening and closing times for Science Museum

Today (Monday) Science Museum closes at 18.00

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LondonTown.com - Science Museum Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Fifty Four Boutique Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  22% off
54 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
Located at 54 Queen's Gate, this traditional Edwardian townhouse hotel is well positioned, within five minutes' walk of both Gloucester Road and South Kensington Tube stations ... More
 
 
 
130 Queen's Gate Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £227  34% off
130 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum
Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the 130 Queen's Gate Apartments provide state-of-the-art accommodation nearby to many of London's attractions, including the Natural ... More
 
 
 
Grange Strathmore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  38% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum
Ideally located in London's affluent and fashionable Kensington area, the Grange Strathmore Hotel is an elegantly restored London townhouse, combining Victorian splendour with modern day luxury. ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | Same location as Science Museum
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Science Museum
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of which ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Science Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Science Museum
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Science Museum
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Science Museum
The Royal College of Art has a lively programme of exhibitions featuring the work of its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Science Museum
For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to ... More
 
 
 
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Terrific Pterosaurs: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 22nd December 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Science Museum
Discover more about the fossils of the flying reptiles....More
 
 
 
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Anton & Erin's Christmas Cracker
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Sunday 21st December 2014 at 1pm and 4.15pm & Monday 22nd December 2014 at 2.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
The popular duo from Strictly Come Dancing are joined by the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe, guest singer Lance Ellington, Southend Girls' and Boys' ...More
 
 
 
Ends Today
Graphics RCA: Fifty Years And Beyond
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th, 21st and 22nd December 2014 - 10am-5.30pm
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Science Museum
An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of graphic design at the RCA, charting the development of the course and the groundbreaking achievements of alumni....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Science Museum

Near Science Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Science Museum
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Science Museum

The best shops and markets near Science Museum
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Science Museum

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Ognisko Polskie
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
Polish cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Science Museum

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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Science Museum
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Science Museum
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 24 minutes from Science Museum
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Science Museum
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Science Museum
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Science Museum
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Science Museum

The best pubs near London Science Museum.
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Science Museum
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW5 | 10 minutes from Science Museum
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Science Museum
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Science Museum

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Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Science Museum
Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Science Museum
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Science Museum
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Science Museum
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
 

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Terrific Pterosaurs: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 22nd December 2014 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Science Museum

Discover more about the fossils of the flying reptiles....More

Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 22nd December 2014 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Science Museum

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2015 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Science Museum

Some photographers wait for weeks in order to catch that one great action shot, some set up elaborate timing mechanisms. ...More

 
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Kids Events | Until 4th January 2015 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Science Museum

The Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off again from 30th October. The 1,000 square ...More

 
Constable: The Making of a Master
Constable: The Making of a Master
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

The V&A showcases the work of British landscape artist John Constable in Constable: The Making of a Master. The exhibition ...More

 
Horst: Photographer Of Style
Horst: Photographer Of Style
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

This major retrospective looks at the career of German-born photographer Horst P Horst, one of the 20th century's master photographers. ...More

 
Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

The V&A's Disobedient Objects exhibition showcases items made to play a role in political protest, ranging from Suffragette teapots to ...More

 
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...More

 
V & A Exhibition Road Project
V & A Exhibition Road Project
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of ...More

 
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
Tours | Until 11th January 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

Following Scrooge's Cryptic Christmas Trail in 2013, HiddenCity are once again offering a festive scavenger hunt this year. The Enchanted ...More

 
 

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Smoked salmon is the traditional Christmas fish, popular not just for its flavour, but for the ease of preparation, and the ...More

 
Ice Rink Canary Wharf
Ice Rink Canary Wharf
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2015 

Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Nestled beneath the world-famous mirrored towers of Canary Wharf , this glittering outdoor London Ice ...More

 
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Concerts | On 10th March 2015 

The O2 Arena

The former Oasis songwriter and co-frontman, Noel Gallagher, will be dropping by the O2 Arena this March with his latest ...More

 
Canary Wharf Santa's Grotto
Canary Wharf Santa's Grotto
Seasonal | Until 24th December 2014 

Jubilee Place Mall

Visit the Canary Wharf Christmas Grotto in Jubilee Place Mall where Santa is in residence every weekend from Saturday 29th ...More

 
Alchemy
Alchemy
Exhibitions | 15th May 2015 - 25th May 2015 

Southbank Centre

Back for its sixth year, Alchemy, a festival of South Asian culture has grown to become the largest festival of ...More

 
The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show
The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show
Exhibitions | 12th February 2015 - 15th February 2015 

ExCel London Exhibition Centre

The world's longest indoor zip wire, a StreetVelodrome and an indoor whale watching boat trip are at ExCel London from ...More

 
Jago Restaurant
Jago Restaurant
Opened Early December 2014 

Jago, the Shoreditch restaurant with Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influences, is the first solo form Louis Solley ...More

 
The Ealing Park Tavern
Opened Mid December 2014 

One of Ealing's most historic pubs, the Ealing Park Tavern, re-opens in mid-December 2014 under new owners Tom and Ed ...More

Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Opens 5th January 2015 

High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) ...More

 
 
 
 
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