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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 today

Brass, Steel and Fire
This exhibition explores a century of model making, and tells the story of the lacemakers, locomotive drivers and engineers who built the modern world from their kitchen tables.
Brass, Steel and Fire
10am to 6pm
South Kensington
Ends on Sun 29th August
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
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
Ends on Thu 10th February 2022
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
 

Science Museum Map

 

Fequently asked questions

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 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.

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.

 

Recent exhibitions

Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
Take a journey through the remarkable history of Indian innovation and discovery.
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
Explore the remarkable story of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) from the opposition and immense challenges faced by early pioneers to the latest research today.
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
Driverless: Who is in control?
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface.
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
The Art of Innovation explores the relationship between science and art over the past 250 years, and how it has helped to interpret, study and explore the world around us.
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
Brass, Steel and Fire
Discover the beauty of locomotive engineering and journey through 100 years of model-making.
2021-06-19
2021-06-19

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