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The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
A superb visit for kids of all ages. The 60 year old in our group had to be dragged away from the engines whilst the two year old kept returning to the patterns section. Having said that I would recommend kids are a little older to really enjoy all of the exhibits as it is a big location with a lot to see and do and our toddler did eventually lose interest. The food on site is good and well priced, we particularly enjoyed the ice cream bar. A must visit if you’re spending time in London and looking for something interesting to do!
The science museum in London is an extraordinarily interesting destination both for children and adults. I would recommend it for anyone above age 6. The entrance is free. The museum is quite big, spread over 3 floors. It has a lot of educational information about math, clocks, energy, space, cars, airplanes. A separate section of the museum is dedicated to the human and the human body, ecology and atmosphere. There are a few 3D rides in the space section, also an IMAX theatre with short shows about 30-40 minutes. There is also a paid section called Wonderland, costing £10 per person, which is interactive and suits school children.
A great day out for the family. Best for school-age kids as there are many interactive exhibits for them - check out the 'Secrets of the home' for explanations of everyday household items plus some nostalgic stuff (including playing Pong). So much to do, you can barely see half of it in a whole day. Lots of food and drink options inside although you're welcome to picnic and there are loads of suitable places to sit. Best of all, entry is free!
It's a fun museum with some impressive displays. The virtual reality experience (which you need to pay for) was quite disappointing as the quality is similar to the headset I have for my phone. I expected a lot more from it to be honest. The gift shop is reasonably priced. We bought some 'astronaut ice cream' for £4.50, which I think was well worth it for the experience alone.
Great for the little ones but still enough to see for the big ones! My 4 year old really loved the water are in the lower level. Another plus point is that a lot less busy than the natural history museum but only next door so do both and you got a great little trip 😎
Great place to enjoy the day and learn many new things. Also, do something new! The ground floor exhibition was impressive and interactive as much as possible. I was impressed by the possibility to answer and leave a message at the light watch on the tip floor which message was visible for everyone in the museum. There was an exhibition element under construction but got a follow back from the museum via email. Made me think that these people actually work there. That's great!
The Science Museum if without a doubt a fun and educational day out. Not only do you get to learn about a range of thing, but many of there displays are interactive making them much more fun for any age. This is great for a rainy day with the family whether you are visiting London or live here as there is displays that will interest everyone. And better yet, it's completely free. Of course you can give a donation if you so wish, but you don't have to.
Amazing experience which takes us back to the beginning of the technology era and then walks us through all the evolution that has taken place up until today. Includes loads of interactive experiences and great exhibitions. I can't tell you how fantastic it is that this museum is also free! I had a wonderful time. Highly recommend it!
Sometimes appear to be place to be because the queue to Natural History Museum next door is too long. However, truth be told - we can't get enough of this museum! Appeals to all ages and every time we're here we find something new and interesting. Tip for toddlers: In the basement, there is a play and explore area for under 6s. Often they'll run the bubble show which is really entertaining for little ones. Tip for older kids/adults: Up in the top floor there's stimulators for older kids and adult. Entrance is free except to exhibition or if you are donating.
Excellent place for people in all ages. So detailed and informative. It is very big and one day is not enough. If you have a kids and less time then would suggest to read the website information regarding the things to do as per age per museum level before you visit. So you can get maximum in less time. My daughter enjoyed a bubble show very much thanks to the host very much. Staff was good and helpful. And yes don’t forget your strollers and good to go.
Amazing museum. There is so much to see. The place is very well planned out. A lot of very interesting and fascinating items from the past which has lead to our current society. There are so many detailed models of items and machine from the past. They do a great job of connecting tools and machines from the past with their current counter parts. They have the first floor set up as an overview of history of science and the tools used to analyze and assess the world to the modern day versions of the tools. You can see how the accuracy of the tools has increased and changed over the years. I definitely could have spent a couple more day in there to see everything in more detail.
Great place to spend a few hours. Plenty to amuse both young and old. Lots of hands on opportunities for children and interesting displays showing the progression of technology through the years. Free entry (with optional donation), some exhibits need to be paid for though most of the museum is free. Great play area for babies and toddlers in the basement. Something for everyone.
To think the Science Museum is to a greater extent design to quite mostly children is a demonstration of sensory naivety. For I think whilst it's true the Museum tries to accommodate children's interest to the best of it's ability, it's done with adults thought at the centre of all that. It is an amazing place for adults to visit and even 2 to 3 hours isn't really enough. I would like to think having specific visit one different days if you can provide a better exploration and learning.
Great museum if your interest is science or you have curious young ones. My 3 years old son loved it. Only down side for him was that he couldn’t touch most of the Exhibits. We still had a great time here. If you are visiting London with kids I’d recommend making the museum one of your stops.