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Science Museum

The Science Museum is one of three museums on Exhibition Road. It was built in 1857 following the Great Exhibition.

Entry to the museum is free but speciality exhibits and IMAX presentations may incur a fee.

The museum contains over 300,000 items including the original Stephensons Rocket, the first jet engine and the Apollo 10 command module. The fourth and fifth floors contain items from the Wellcome Trust on the theme of medecine through the ages.

The incorporated Geological museum contains thousands of sample of geological materials including a sample of Moon rock. An earthquake room simulates the sounds and movements of an eartquake.

Official website
The Science Museum
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
44 (0) 20 7942 4000
Official website
2 hours
Opening hours
Open every day
10:00 - 18:00
Free entry
...except IMAX and special exhibitions.
Accessible toilets available onsite
Disabled parking available
Wheelchair access all areas
Wheelchair available onsite
Signer available
Hearing loop available
Large print documentation available
Audio tour available
Braille descriptive material available
Carer admitted free of charge
Large print books are available for download prior to your visit. Some audio descriptions available on the website. BSL events are run monthly and during holidays. Audio tour is provided by volunteer guides. Please call for more information.
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Last update - 21 May 2016
Costs checked - May 2016
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