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Science Museum

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About Science Museum

One of the great Victorian era museums devoted to the history of industry and sciences.

Lots of themed galleries ranging from the early days of the industrial revolution right up to the space age and computing.

Expect lots of large original artifacts, huge steam engines, rocket engines, cars and right in the roof, a vast collection of aircraft.
 

Address

Science Museum,
Exhibition Road,
London,
SW7 2DD

Ticket prices

The museum is free to visit and most of the galleries are also free, with charges for some exhibitions or more interactive displays.

Prices last checked June 2023.

Link to Science Museum's website

Opening Hours

The museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm (last entry 5:15pm).

Galleries start to close 30 minutes before the museum closes.

There is also a monthly late opening for adults only typically a late Thursday in the month.

Opening hours last checked June 2023.

Accessibility

The majority of lifts in the museum are wheelchair accessible, have audio announcements and Braille labelling on the buttons.

Accessible toilets are available on all levels of the museum and on all levels of the Wellcome Wing.

The full accessible details are here.

What's the nearest railway station to Science Museum

The nearest station is South Kensington Tube Station which is 0.2 miles away.

News

Last few weeks to visit – Science Museum to close its domestic appliance gallery

Apr
25
2024

A 120 year old electric carriage goes on display at the Science Museum

Apr
03
2024

Bells that Ring Themselves: Lavish clocks return to London in Forbidden City exhibition

Feb
02
2024

Kensington council rejects solution for Jewish sect’s tube travel ban

Nov
27
2023

Pump up the volume: The Science Museum explores music’s impact on emotions

Oct
25
2023

Science Museum celebrates the inventor of the self-winding watch, Abraham-Louis Breguet

Sep
15
2023

Immerse yourself in gaming history as the Science Museum opens a games arcade

Jul
27
2023

Science Museum encouraging people into engineering with new exhibition

Jun
23
2023

Vintage computer games returns to the Science Museum

May
09
2023

Tickets Alert: Science Fiction film festival comes to the Science Museum

Feb
02
2023

Science Museum exhibition looks at the race for a COVID vaccine

Dec
02
2022

See a 72-foot space rocket in South Kensington next weekend

Oct
07
2022

Science Museum offers a space trip to a science fiction spacecraft

Oct
06
2022

There’s a Doctor Who Cyberman in the Science Museum

Oct
03
2022

Cyberman to open the BBC’s centenary display at the Science Museum

Jul
20
2022

Science Museum’s cancer exhibition offers a hopeful view of the future

May
26
2022

Science Museum’s computer games festival gets extended

Apr
13
2022

Tickets Alert: Science Museum Lates goes Greek this month

Mar
01
2022

Tickets Alert: James Bond and Dune on IMAX at the Science Musem

Feb
14
2022

Stephen Hawkings exhibition opens at the Science Museum

Feb
11
2022

Major cancer exhibition coming to the Science Museum

Feb
08
2022

Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games at the Science Museum

Feb
07
2022

Stephen Hawking’s office going on display at the Science Museum

Jan
11
2022

More News from the archive

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

 Zimingzhong 凝时聚珍: Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City
Turn back the hands of time and discover a beautiful exhibition of mechanical marvels.
 Zimingzhong 凝时聚珍: Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 2nd June
2024-02-01
2024-06-02
Turn It Up: The power of music
Explore how music shapes our lives in this landmark interactive exhibition.
Turn It Up: The power of music
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 1st September
2023-10-23
2024-09-01

Forthcoming events

The Science Museum's basement gallery, filled with domestic appliances, will close today, so this is your last chance to visit.
2024-06-02
Sunday, 2nd Jun 10am to 6pm
 
South Kensington
Last chance to visit the Secret Life of the Home gallery
South Kensington