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

 
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
 
Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?Cravings: Can Your Food Control You? at the Science Museum explores the power that food has over our bodies, brains and behaviour. Through personal stories and cutting-edge science and technology, it shows how gut and bacteria work together to control our desire for food. Visitors will be able to look at the potential of technology to internally co12th February 2015Friday 1st January 2016 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Free EventOn Soon
Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?
event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  12th February 2015 to 1st January 2016
Cravings: Can Your Food Control You? at the Science Museum explores the power that food has over our bodies, brains and behaviour. Through personal stories and cutting-edge science and technology, it shows how gut and bacteria work together to control our desire for food. Visitors will be able to look at the potential of technology to internally co... 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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Opening and closing times for Science Museum

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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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Hotels near Science Museum

Near Science Museum
Fifty Four Boutique Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  28% 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
 
 
 
Grange Strathmore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  25% 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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £55  29% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
Formerly home to the Vanderbilt family, this grand Victorian townhouse with an imposing frontage is now part of the Radisson brand. Located on the bustling Cromwell ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Science Museum

Nearest to Science Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Events near Science Museum

Near Science Museum
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Dinosaurs Through Time: Tour
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Friday 30th January 2015 at 7pm-7.45pm, 8pm-8.45pm and 9pm-9.45pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Science Museum
An after hours tour of the collection....More
 
 
 
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The Wunderkammer At The Museum: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 30th January 2015 at 7pm-8pm and 8.30pm-9.30pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Science Museum
Improvised shows inspired by the fossils and palaeontology at the Museum....More
 
 
 
Ends Today
An Inoperative Mythology
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th Jan 2015 - 9am-9pm
Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, 5th Floor Sherfield Building, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
Paintings by Royal College of Art students Lauren Cohen, Abraham Kritzman, Marlene Steyn, Isobel Wohl and Zadie Xa....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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

What are the best dining options near Science Museum London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

Near Science Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Leisure near Science Museum

Science Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

Science Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meeting venue hire near Science Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Science Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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The Wunderkammer At The Museum: Talk
Exhibitions | On 30th January 2015 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Science Museum

Improvised shows inspired by the fossils and palaeontology at the Museum....More

Secrets Of The Stegosaur
Kids Events | On 30th January 2015 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Science Museum

Learn more about the dinosaur....More

Dinosaurs Through Time: Tour
Tours | On 30th January 2015 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Science Museum

An after hours tour of the collection....More

Ruisi Quartet
Concerts | On 30th January 2015 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

The four-piece ensemble performs Haydn's String Quartet, Janacek's String Quartet No 1 'Kreutzer Sonata' and Beethoven's String Quartet No 3 ...More

Trumpet Masterclass With Manu Mellaerts
Exhibitions | On 30th January 2015 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

The principal trumpet with the Orchestra of La Monnaie leads an afternoon masterclass....More

Viola Masterclass With Jennifer Stumm
Exhibitions | On 30th January 2015 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

RCM performers work with International Chair of Viola Jennifer Stumm....More

Saxophone Masterclass With Laurent Estoppey
Exhibitions | On 30th January 2015 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

The Swiss saxophonist works with top RCM woodwind players....More

Bafta Masterclass: Breaking And Entering TV Screenwriting
Exhibitions | On 30th January 2015 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 4 minutes walk from Science Museum

Totally Serialized is back from 29-31 January! The festival that hosted exclusive premieres and kept you awake with wild marathons ...More

Masterclass With Tony Grisoni
Exhibitions | On 30th January 2015 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 4 minutes walk from Science Museum

Totally Serialized is back from 29-31 January! The festival that hosted exclusive premieres and kept you awake with wild marathons ...More

How to Write TV Series'
Exhibitions | On 30th January 2015 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 4 minutes walk from Science Museum

Totally Serialized is back from 29-31 January! The festival that hosted exclusive premieres and kept you awake with wild marathons ...More

 

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May in London 2015

Bend It Like Beckham goes from screen to London stage in May 2015, just one of the LondonTown top ...More

 
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The Sky Garden atop the Walkie Talkie, a new art gallery from Damien Hirst and Biblioteka, a new £15 ...More

 
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Classics in the Courtyard
Film Events | Until 28th March 2015 

Hush Brasserie

Despite the freezing temperatures, Londoners are invited to climb out from under their blankets and enjoy some al fresco movies ...More

 
George Ezra
George Ezra
Concerts | On 16th February 2015 

Electric Brixton

Bristol-based singer-songwriter George Ezra headlines the Brixton Electric on Monday 16th February as part of BRITs Week 2015, a string ...More

 
Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Theatre | Until 15th March 2015 

Arts Theatre

Following a phenomenally successful run at the Lyric Hammersmith and a West End transfer Ghost Stories comes to the Arts ...More

 
Bounce Anti-Valentine's Party
Bounce Anti-Valentine's Party
Seasonal | On 14th February 2015 

Bounce

If you're hoping to avoid red roses, slow dancing, hand holding and pet names this Valentine's Day head to Bounce, ...More

 
Cirque Berserk
Cirque Berserk
Kids Events | 9th February 2015 - 10th February 2015 

New Wimbledon Theatre

A highlight of Winter Wonderland in London's Hyde Park, Cirque Berserk comes to New Wimbledon Theatre in February 2015 following ...More

 
Harringay Local Store
Harringay Local Store
Opened 12th January 2015 

Harringay locals, couple Ebony and Paul Harding, are behind this supermarket with a difference. Harringay Local Store unites their two ...More

 
Bleecker Street Burger
Bleecker Street Burger
Opened January 2015 

The stylish Bleecker Street Burger matt black truck has moved around town a bit - it was part of KERB, ...More

 
Jinjuu
Jinjuu
Opened 13th January 2015 

Described by the Evening Standard as one of the "best new London restaurants opening in 2015" before it even opened, ...More

 
 
 
 
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