Science Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the 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.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Science Museum,
Exhibition Road,
London,
SW7 2DD

Link to Science Museum's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

Our Future Planet
An exhibition that offers a first look at the technologies being developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, to help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
Our Future Planet
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Closing soon Thu, 10th February
2021-05-19
2022-02-10
Amazônia
£10  
This exhibition offers an exclusive opportunity to get inside the mind of this great photographer and see nature and humanity in dialogue.
Amazônia
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 27th February
2021-10-13
2022-02-27
Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom
Step back through millennia and discover how this ancient civilization questioned, contemplated, and debated the natural world.
Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 5th June
2021-11-17
2022-06-05

 

Exhibitions opening soon

Stephen Hawking at Work
Explore incredible objects, including some never seen by the public before, from Professor Stephen Hawking’s office in this new, free display.
Open from Thu 10th February to Wed 22nd June
Stephen Hawking at Work
2022-02-10
2022-06-22
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination
In this immersive genre-defying exhibition you will embark on a once in a lifetime adventure through the cosmos to explore visions of the future through the science of today.
Open from Thu 6th October to Thu 4th May 2023
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination
2022-10-06
2023-05-04
 

Science Museum Map

 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to Science Museum

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


Science Museum - Latest News

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

Next month, just after Professor Stephen Hawking would have turned 80, the Science Museum will be opening a new display dedicated to the working life of the world-renowned theoretical physicist.

Science Museum Lates are returning next month
Science Museum Lates are returning next month

After a long break, the monthly adults-only late night opening at the Science Museum resumes next month.

See brass steam trains in the Science Museum
See brass steam trains in the Science Museum

There’s a dark room in the Science Museum that’s filled with brass and steel models of early steam engines and locomotives.

Stephen Hawking’s office coming to the Science Museum
Stephen Hawking’s office coming to the Science Museum

The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office when he worked in Cambridge are to go on display at the Science Museum.

Science Museum reopening with Climate Change exhibition
Science Museum reopening with Climate Change exhibition

The Science Museum will reopen its doors following the lockdown with an exhibition that looks at how mankind could remove CO2 from the atmosphere to mitigate climate change.

The Science Museum is to become a Covid vaccination centre
The Science Museum is to become a Covid vaccination centre

The Science Museum in South Kensington is being drafted in to support science’s fight against the Covid virus, as it’s to become a mass vaccination hub for the local area.

See things never seen before at the Science Museum
See things never seen before at the Science Museum

Would you like to see something that no one (outside the Museum) has ever seen before?

The Science Museum’s new laser powered IMAX cinema
The Science Museum’s new laser powered IMAX cinema

Some 20 years after the Science Museum opened its IMAX cinema, they’ve revamped it with the newest in projector technology.

Tickets Alert: Late night opening at the Science Museum
Tickets Alert: Late night opening at the Science Museum

Tickets have been released for the Science Museum’s adults-only late-night opening taking place on Wednesday 14th October.

Kensington’s big three museums announce their reopening dates
Kensington’s big three museums announce their reopening dates

The big three – the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the V&A Museum have all announced the dates they will reopen following the lockdown.

New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum
New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum

A huge new exhibition – taking over two-thirds of an entire floor at the Science Museum has opened, all about the history of medicine.

The Science Museum’s “tube map” of the Solar System
The Science Museum’s “tube map” of the Solar System

Spotted this in the Science Museum the other day – a range of goods for sale with a map of the Solar System which will look very familiar to London Underground fans.

See a Mercury mission spacecraft in the Science Museum
See a Mercury mission spacecraft in the Science Museum

Sitting near the back of the Science Museum is a full-size model of a spacecraft that’s currently on a journey to Mercury.

London’s Science City at the Science Museum
London’s Science City at the Science Museum

There’s a new gallery at the Science Museum that shows off an awful lot of wood, brass and books.

Rare watch goes on display in the Science Museum
Rare watch goes on display in the Science Museum

An intricate British-made watch which sold in 2017 for £3.2 million has gone on display in the Science Museum for the next few years.

Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?

Self driving cars may seem like a modern invention, but they’re much older than you might realise.

See spies and spooks at the Science Museum
See spies and spooks at the Science Museum

A new exhibition that is less James Bond and more Q looks at the history of how British spies kept their secrets safe from enemies.

Tickets Alert: The Clangers on IMAX, introduced by Sir Michael Palin
Tickets Alert: The Clangers on IMAX, introduced by Sir Michael Palin

The Science Museum is celebrating the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a special screening of The Clangers – in its huge IMAX cinema.

Tickets Alert: Apollo 11 documentary with Q&A
Tickets Alert: Apollo 11 documentary with Q&A

Experience the Apollo 11 mission on one of the biggest cinema screens in Europe – the Science Museum’s IMAX, followed by a Q&A with British astronaut Helen Sharman and legendary science broadcaster James Burke.

A celebration of chemistry in South Kensington
A celebration of chemistry in South Kensington

To celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table of the Elements in 2019, there is to be a celebration of chemistry starting next month.

Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games at the Science Museum
Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games at the Science Museum

This Easter, the Science Museum is again giving over an entire hall to vintage computer games.

Win tickets to an IMAX screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Win tickets to an IMAX screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Science Museum is offering IanVisits readers two pairs of tickets to their IMAX screenings of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey”, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Kubrick’s groundbreaking 1968 epic.

Sir Quentin Blake draws scientists for the Science Museum
Sir Quentin Blake draws scientists for the Science Museum

A large room at the top of the Science Museum, normally filled with schoolchildren has also gained a huge new mural by the illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake.

The Sun blazes into the Science Museum’s new blockbuster exhibition
The Sun blazes into the Science Museum’s new blockbuster exhibition

From ancient Bronze Age worship to spacecraft still to be launched, the Science Museum’s newest blockbuster exhibition looks at the source of all life on earth… the Sun.

 

Recent exhibitions

Free  
Ethereal photographs of the boats and ships in the Science Museum collection.
2017-03-14
2017-05-25
A 13-minute robotic performance based on the last supper, where the robots discuss their views on sin, forgiveness, guilt and judgement
2017-02-25
2017-05-29
Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots
2017-02-08
2017-08-19
Play the very best video games, computers and consoles from the past four decades.
2017-10-20
2017-10-31
This exhibition remembers the centenary of this battle and the massive medical and human impact of the wounds sustained during and beyond WW1.
2016-06-29
2018-01-15
An ambitious survey of the technological and artistic development of photography in India.
2017-10-04
2018-03-31

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