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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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  • For a child 6+ is a very good place where to find/discover and experience very interesting and provocative science experiences!!!  more »
  • Great place to visit for a free day out but there are lots of exhibitions that you can try for a reasonable charge (tip if you travel by train then you can get two for one prices on all these). We tri...  more »
  • Spent a whole morning here and barely scratched the surface. What a place. It’s free to enter, and they ask for a donation, and I was so surprised that at least 2 families entering at the same time as...  more »
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  • It's a good place if you have interest in science, universe and auto engineering too. The museum takes about an hour or so depending on your interest to stay and spend in time. Good for school kids. The museum has some brain teasers towards the last on first floor. There are some 3d movies which definitely would be interesting to watch. I couldn't get to see one because the show timings didn't work out. Enjoy!
  • Great museum. If you are really into it... this and several other museums around here can take up to several days to explore fully. Pity I did not have so much time. Huge bonus... the place is free together with the other adjoining and nearby museums. Hope it stays that way... until I am able to come again.
  • I spent about 3 hours here and loved it! So much great information, I especially loved the Information Age wing. It covered the progression of technology such as phones, computers, television and more! Really a great place to spend a day in looking about and learning. The best part of it all is it is free to enter! Donations are accepted (if not recommended) but not mandatory. There are also places to eat inside.
  • 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!
  • So much to see and do for all ages! There is a very generous suggested donation of £5 per person (note as of my visit in April 2018) though more is obviously welcome, plus a gift aid contribution if you are able to. The museum halls are vast and cover a huge range of scientific subjects including medicine, space exploration and rail travel. Facilities are very good, with toilets situated throughout and different places to pick up lunch or just a drink. Exhibitions are frequent - we were lucky to catch the long-running Illuminating India exhibition which was fascinating and gave a great insight into Indian life and the country's contribution to the world. Overall a fantastic place to bring the whole family, group or visit alone or as a couple. Within a few minutes underground walk of South Kensington underground station.
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