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Science Museum, London
(4.1/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
Founded in 1857, Science Museum is one of the city’s major attractions, with nearly three million visitors each year. The museum holds an impressive collection of over 300,000 items, including the first jet engine, the oldest surviving steam locomotive, and the first prototype of the famous Clock of the Long Now, a mechanical clock designed to keep time for over 10,000 years. See hundreds of interactive exhibits, or visit the IMAX 3-D movie theater, which screens science and nature documentaries. Visit the Exploring Space gallery to see the story of human space exploration or time your trip for a "Science Night," a regular all-night special event allowing guests to spend the night inside the galleries, sleeping among the exhibits. See Science Museum and all London has to offer by arranging your trip with our London trip generator.
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  • How boring is a museum about science? Not at all. You don't need to know anything about science and technology to appreciate the Science Museum. It's a revelation. I most enjoyed the Making the Modern...  more »
  • As a fan of a architecture I wanted to see Zaha Hadid's Winton Gallery, dedicated to all maths stuff. It took us hours to actually get to the gallery as there were so many exhibits to wander round and...  more »
  • Have been to this museum a few times but was my first time with a baby. We found the museum to be very interesting for the baby and will definitely pass by there once again. 
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  • A great free day to entertain the kids and adults alike. The Science Museum is free to enter, however you do have to queue and pass by a till where you are asked if you would like to donate, suggested amount is £5 per person. But any amount is gratefully received as it all contributes to running the museum. There are many timed events that take place so I advise checking online before you go, work what you want to see and head for those. It's too big to do in a day, especially with young children (nine are under 6yrs) so my recommendation is to go for 2-3 hours and then go out to get lunch! Please click the thumbs up if you this review was helpful!
  • Highly clean and maintained. For watch lovers, good place to be to know how watches evolved. Ground floor has most of stuff. Specially good for people who wants to know gradual evolution of small small things. Could have been organised better. Could decrease the 'watch' floors.
  • Ignore the gaggles of school kids and crowds of tourists. The Science Museum is one of London's best museums. The regular exhibits are a mixture of interesting, fascinating, and perhaps a little past their prime / in need of a new coat of paint. Even with that last point in mind, you owe yourself a visit. Special exhibitions are fantastic and worth the extra ticket cost. Watch for late night openings, once a month, which are always good fun.
  • Well worth a visit! The Science Museum is free but I always gave a 5 pound donation every time I visited as I was so impressed with their displays. Something for everyone, young and old who want to learn about Science and they way it has shaped the modern world. Not only are there fantastic exhibits and interactive displays but also amazing IMAX 3D movies on rotation.
  • Love coming here! I have come many rimes, with my dad as a little girl,also with my son who is 10(twice we've been) as well as many trips with the school I work for. Nice way to spend some hours. Really enjoyed the energy section this time. Plus finding out the amazing ways that people are using technology, to improve the quality of life for themselves an others.