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Science Museum, London

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Founded in 1857, Science Museum is one of the city’s major attractions, with nearly three million visitors each year. The museum holds an impressive collection of over 300,000 items, including the first jet engine, the oldest surviving steam locomotive, and the first prototype of the famous Clock of the Long Now, a mechanical clock designed to keep time for over 10,000 years. See hundreds of interactive exhibits, or visit the IMAX 3-D movie theater, which screens science and nature documentaries. Visit the Exploring Space gallery to see the story of human space exploration or time your trip for a "Science Night," a regular all-night special event allowing guests to spend the night inside the galleries, sleeping among the exhibits. Find out how to plan London trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Lots to see and do--overwhelming! It's nice that a lot of the exhibits are hands-on. I enjoyed the information age and space exploration exhibits the most. I also saw the IMAX movie, "A Beautiful Plan...  more »
  • Tutorial, tutorial a nice Museum. Space and astronauts, aircraft and engines, robots, bicycles, and more you can find a nice Museum that children must be satisfied.
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  • Still a great museum...just a pity quite a bit of it was closed off this time...Funny how a lot of it is exactly the same as when I was a kid...40 years ago! Maybe a little change is needed ? I'd love to see more active exhibits...like the big beam engines moving maybe....All the money seems to be spent on interactive IT exhibits...you can find more interesting software online these days. Loved the clock section as a lot were wound and working- impressive and beautiful. Don't miss the Flight room...the planes through history are quite magnificent. And the space hall of course.
  • Wonderful place to send an afternoon. We are working our way through the museum section by section over several visits. The exhibits are so varied and fascinating we really take the time to appreciate them. If you run out of energy there's a cafe to top up though I've not personally eaten there. There is a water fountain to the right of the lifts near the toilets great for filling up your water bottle. My favourite exhibit is the Apollo 10 landing capsule on loan from the Smithsonian.
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