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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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  • We came here for my daughters 9th birthday. We got there early and although we had booked wonderlab for later we were able to use our tickets straight away. This was the best thing we did. We arrived....  more »
  • Brilliant day out with family ideal fun and knowledge kids just enjoyed every second No admission fee  more »
  • Paid to visit the wonder lab. My 9 year old loved it! Loads of interactive exhibits, there was regular shows however we only went to one and it was great (the wonder show) the favourite activities...  more »
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  • It was free like most museums in London, and it was amazing. I specifically enjoyed the Space section and loved how there were so many interactive installations there which give you a dynamic experience. The museum has several different sections each dedicated to movement (cars, engines planes), space, medicine etc. It's a great experience to be able to see the evolution of human life through the evolution of science. It's usually crowded on weekends, so go in the morning and weekdays.
  • It's reputation is well earned. There is a good mix between adult and child learning. Lots on interactive parts and areas on intricate detail. It's huge so give yourself a day to have a good look around. Free entry and no-one is pushing you to buy stuff. Near the tube, well worth a trip.
  • After three visits so far and always great impressions. The collections exposed are breath taking and huge thanks to the staff for the amount of hard work put on to get everything together. Definitely it won' t my last visit, I am keen on to see again and again all great technical and industrial achievements. I hope my humble donation will contribute this amazing place to get even better.
  • Wow! This is the only word I can think of to describe the Science Museum. Not only is entrance free, it was nice to see families have fun. It is a museum for adults and children. More importantly, it was nice to see the museum being sponsored by large corporations. I do hope that more large corporations will continue to sponsor, not only this museum, however, all museums. And I do hope that large corporations will also encourage both young and old, to continue to add value to the world of art. Definitely worth a visit. Well done!
  • Perfect place to spend a few hours with kids on a rainy day. Visited with my 17month daughter and she loved both The Garden (1st floor) and the toddler area on the ground floor. Plenty of room to run around and so much to do. My new favourite place for a day out in London
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