The Science Museum in west London’s South Kensington district is one of the most popular and well-known London attractions and one of the top free things to do in London. The Science Museum (which is part of the National Museum of Science and Industry) covers a wide range of scientific areas, although those tourists with a specific interest in biology are advised to also visit the Natural History Museum, which is located just yards away and also offers free admission.
The Science Museum has many highlights; some of its most prominent features include ‘The Secret Life of the Home’, where a technological guide to domestic advances is given; ‘Making The Modern World’, a stunning chronological gallery of technological advancements from 1750 to the year 2000; The Theatre, where short films on science are shown; the ‘Energy Hall’, which tells the story of how energy helped Britain’s industrial advancement; ‘Exploring Space’, where the Solar System is discussed; the ‘Measuring Time’ exhibition; the Computing exhibition, which charts the history of this world-dominating technology; and ‘Health Matters’, an exploration of medical-health advancements.
Children are guaranteed to be kept amused at the Science Museum by children-oriented features like The Garden, which is an interactive feature, the Flight exhibition and the ‘Force Field’ experience, which will thrill aspiring astronauts! With the Science Museum hosting over 300,000 objects you could spend a whole week here and still not take in everything this marvelous museum has to offer. Although entry to the Science Museum is free there is an admission fee for entry to the 3D IMAX Cinema, the Force Field experience and the Motionride Simulator.
Nearest Tube / Railway StationSouth Kensington (Circle Line; District Line; Piccadilly Line)
BoroughRoyal London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Opening Times10:00am to 6:00pm, seven days a week
* During the English school holidays the Science Museum stays open until 7:00pm
Address / Contact DetailsScience Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
0870 870 4868
Related AttractionsVictoria & Albert Museum
Natural History Museum