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Science Museum, London

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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. Find out how to plan London trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • a great few hours here on Saturday in december. C19 means staged tickets to manage flow and it was never very busy. always a great day out with so much to see - its free so no pressure to get any...  more »
  • Very enjoyable and interesting visit. Large range of exhibits - could easily be split between visits if you want to read everything. Not too busy, probably due to COVID measures; however some popular....  more »
  • My first visit to the science museum. Thought it was wonderful. We are so lucky with our free museums and many thanks to the people who look after our treasures so well and put on such interesting...  more »
  • Fascinating exhibits in a wonderful Victorian building. Also, it's free, although there are plenty of opportunities to donate and it's well worth it. Suitable for all the family. There is a coffee bar but I didn't use it so can't comment. The toilets are good with sufficient cubicles in the ladies, clean and well stocked with paper and soap. Highly recommended.
  • This was an amazing Museum and free too, you can make a donation if you like. This place had so many wonders to grab your curiosity and open your eyes to scientific inventions that have help shape our World. The space zone was incredible, especially the piece of Moon Rock, and the moon landing display. This is a great place for all ages. The gift store is reasonably priced, for simple to expensive gifts. A really fun place to visit.
  • Love this place. Been here a number of times and more latterly with my children and it is a great place to spend a few hours. Need to get there early to avoid having to queue outside to get in, but it's a great place and the kids will enjoy it. Lots of interactive games and exhibitions and impressively laid out. A must see when in London.
  • It's a good place for children. There are lots children running all around. I'm not sure if it's also good for adults. Still, if you read all the explanations carefully, you would be able to broaden your knowledge... After all, it's free admission. What's there to lose?
  • Great museum, the welcome collections medicine exhibit is fascinating, lots of interesting medical paraphernalia, including many things of interest to anyone scientifically inclined, as a student studying molecular biology it was very interesting to see the handmade structures of molecules and many other interesting articles. The floor above has an amazing exhibition about the information age, including model satellites and other curios. All in all a great day out, and entirely free entry with only an voluntary donation!!

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