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Founded in 1857 with a collection that included exhibits from the Great Exhibition, the Science Museum boasts famous objects from Stephenson’s Rocket (the oldest surviving steam locomotive) to Francis Crick and James Watson’s model of DNA. Children can lose days here – thanks largely to the vast array of interactive exhibits in the Launchpad gallery, alongside an IMAX 3D Cinema. The museum’s science collection, meanwhile, is among the best in the world – with the fourth and fifth floors dedicated to the fascinating (and at times creepy) science of medicine. If you find yourself exiting the fantastic library after dark, it’s worth staying on for one of the surprisingly cool 'Lates' - free nights for adults that take place on the last Wednesday of the month.

Exhibition Road, South Kensington
SW7 2DD
Tel: 0870 870 4868
Opening Times: Open daily, 10am-6pm
Entry Charges: Admission Free: Charge For Special Exhibitions

What's On

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    Walking and talking with Robots

    Until Sunday 3rd September 2017

    Robots' are on display at the Science Museum this summer. Over 100 robots are included and some are working models. Robots have changed significantly over the centuries from manikins in the 1500s and 1950s giants to those imagined impossible by popular science fiction and built by modern research labs today.

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    • 2 x Adult: £15.00 each
    • 0 x Child: £13.00 each
    • 0 x OAP: £13.00 each
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    The Winton Gallery opens its doors to maths

    Until Tuesday 12th December 2017

    An exceptional new gallery designed by Zaha Hadid architects and made possible by an amazing personal donation has opened at the Science Museum with a new exhibition on maths. Visit to find out what aircraft, mathematical instruments and human skulls all have to do with mathematics.

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    • 2 x Adult: Free
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: Free
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    Could you build the future?

    Until Saturday 16th December 2017

    Do you know what an engineer does? Explore this job and its application to trains, rockets and Hollywood! Use interactive games to test your abilities and see if you have the mind of an engineer. With careers advice included, Engineer Your Future could be the perfect exhibition for a teenager to discover an exciting career as the engineer of our future.

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    • 2 x Adult: Free
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: Free
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    Real space craft on exhibition at the Science Museum

    Until Friday 29th December 2017

    Tim Peake has inspired us to believe that Exploring Space is not unachievable. The possibility of a real person travelling to Mars in the future is incredible to contemplate. Exploring Space allows us to see the actual space that astronauts had to live in when travelling to the Moon. See suspended space rockets, satellites and space probes and marvel at the technology.

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    • 2 x Adult: Free
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: Free
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    Real airplanes from the history of Flight

    Until Friday 29th December 2017

    From mankind's earliest dreams of flight to the wide-body aeroplanes of today, discover the absorbing story of flight.
    Overhead walkways allow you to get up close to aeroplanes suspended in the air. Examine exhibits from the pioneer days of aviation, including the world's most authentic Antoinette monoplane (1909), Amy Johnson's Gipsy Moth and the Vickers Vimy, which first crossed the Atlantic in 1919.

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    200 years of information and technology

    Until Friday 29th December 2017

    For 200 years technology has been improving dramatically and this exhibition showcases the advancements that have been made in communication and information technology from computer to wireless. Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has designed fiducial sound beacons, an interactive artwork with quotes from outstanding scientists, poets, engineers and artists converted into beams of light.

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    A medical collection in the manner of Henry Wellcome

    Until Friday 29th December 2017

    The Science Museum brings together a collection of medical equipment from present and past, Journeys Through Medicine, that records the history of progress made in the medical field. Henry Wellcome built his own collection in the 19th century and this event reflects on the fact that such collections can demonstrate the meandering path that progress in fields like medicine can sometimes take.

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    How many clocks do you need to tell the time?

    Until Friday 29th December 2017

    The Clockmakers Museum has, as you would expect, a multitude of watches, clocks, chronometers, and sundials some with engraving comprising the world's oldest clock collection. The collection was amassed by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and apart from a short period in July when it will be closed is a permanent exhibition in the Science Museum.

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    • 2 x Adult: Free
    • 0 x Child: Free
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    New Medicine Galleries coming soon at the Science Museum

    Commences: Sunday 20th January 2019
    Until Sunday 22nd December 2019

    The Medicine Galleries are due for completion in 2019, at a cost of £24 million and doubling the size of the previous Medicine Galleries. The new galleries will be designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Once complete, the Medicine Galleries exhibit will be a unique collection of medical artects. Until then, there is a temporary exhibit called Journeys Through Medicine.

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