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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

Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope
This world-first, object-rich exhibition reveals the past, present and future of how cancer is prevented, detected and treated.
Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sat 31st December
2022-05-25
2022-12-31

 

Exhibitions opening soon

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

Future events at Science Museum

Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

 

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

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

As a disease, cancer is something that affects around half of the population and yet it’s also relatively rare, and the Science Museum’s newest exhibition seeks to explain this conundrum.

Science Museum’s computer games festival gets extended
Science Museum’s computer games festival gets extended

Power Up, the Science Museum’s sold-out festival of vintage gaming has been extended thanks to the demand for tickets to attend.

Tickets Alert: Science Museum Lates goes Greek this month
Tickets Alert: Science Museum Lates goes Greek this month

The Science Museum’s adults-only month late-night returns this month, with a focus on Ancient Greece and its free exhibition, Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom.

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

Next month there will be a chance to see two current major movie hits at the Science Museum in their own IMAX cinema.

Stephen Hawkings exhibition opens at the Science Museum
Stephen Hawkings exhibition opens at the Science Museum

For the next few months, it will be possible to see some of the objects from the late Professor Stephen Hawkings Cambridge office on display in the Science Museum.

Major cancer exhibition coming to the Science Museum
Major cancer exhibition coming to the Science Museum

An exhibition that’ll include the first-ever example of cancer in a dinosaur fossil, will open shortly at the Science Museum.

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

This spring, the Science Museum is once again going to fill a huge room with old computers packed full of vintage games to play.

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.

It’s all Greek to the Science Museum
It’s all Greek to the Science Museum

An exploration of how the ancient Greeks saw the convergence of art and science has opened at the Science Museum, featuring ancient Greek objects, many of which have never been seen in the UK before.

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.

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