Science Museums in London

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Science Museums in London

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  • B B
    Glasgow, UK6 contributions
    Great place to visit and very informative. Just a short walk from the tube station. Unfortunately the flight simulators were broken when we arrived. The RAF have funded the entire F35 programme from the profits of the cafe. Over £3 for a plain cheese sandwich !!!!! Bring your own food to avoid this total rip off. There were plenty of toilets and all in all a very good attraction.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Mila
    Eastern Cape, South Africa6 contributions
    This excellent well curated museum extremely kid friendly and buggy friendly 👏🏻 aviation and space section were the best parts. 😊 The only negative part was that it was extremely crowded. Tip-Don’t go on a rainy day 💧
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Daniel G
    1 contribution
    The exhibits are wonderful and the staff are brilliant especially at reception desk
    If there could be an improvement made it would having the shop re-opened on the ground floor next to the Coffee shop this is loved by my daughter and nephews when I return with something wacky or wonderful from the shop on my return from London
    Sadly this hasn't been the case for some time.

    I hope they return the shop soon and Richard the helpful gent who worked there.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Paula Griffin
    London, UK885 contributions
    Part of Guys Hospital this compact gallery houses regular exhibitions focused on issues effecting healthcare and science in our modern age interpreted through via various artistic media, visual, verbal and written among them. When I visited the theme was that of mental health with resources on hand to help those who may be experiencing problems in their own lives. After all this is more than just art this is therapy.
    Written 10 January 2020
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  • Master Jonjon
    London, UK344 contributions
    ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY.
    A review of engineering works on tap water, flood prevention and sewer systems.

    Attraction within 5-min walk:
    Guards Museum
    Jewel Tower
    Pyx Chamber (Westminster Abbey)
    Chapter House (Westminster Abbey)

    WHERE TO START.
    Exhibits not in any particular order—although, you can start with a "hut" at the end of the corridor, which loops on with an intro video. The clip will run through engineering inventions throughout history, from lighthouses to combustion engines and from post war urban design to recent discoveries.

    HIDDEN GEMS.
    Behind the hut is a hidden corner dedicated to Joseph Bazalgette, designer of London's sewer system (opened 1866).

    Fun fact—The system contributed to the end of London's pandemic cholera outbreaks.

    (Interested in this part of history? Travel west for a detailed discussion from the London Museum of Water and Steam.)

    OUT OF SERVICES.
    A VR headset experience is suspended during our WARS outbreak.
    Written 26 June 2020
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  • sophtommo
    Luton, UK8 contributions
    The new exhibit SCOOP is a wonderful premise, what with the recent heatwave in the UK too. It teaches you about the history of ice cream in the UK and with plenty of historical artefacts like penny licks and scents of ice creams from the 18th century, it does fill the "history foodie" section. After this, you can go and make some ice cream (about 1ml worth, but still fun nonetheless). Then you go into a room where you can take your cool Instagram shots and explore the darker side of vanilla. With glow in the dark ice cream and brain-wave experiences with ice cream, it does make you think about your relationship with the food. But then it's done.
    If it were an exhibition for a longer amount of time, then it should definitely be cheaper. It's fun but it's not meant to be an exhibition that you spend longer than an hour in.
    Written 14 August 2018
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  • TFAtravel
    Chicago, IL379 contributions
    So tucked between some modern apartments on the west side of the river sits a one story nature center. What makes it so special is it’s location. Rather than situated in pristine forest or other natural place, Creekside is on the banks of a crusted rusty industrial river that fills and empties with the tide. It offers visitors a chance to experience the resilience of nature and the beauty of the small and hidden. Go. Especially children.
    Written 26 November 2018
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  • greenwichgir1
    London87 contributions
    Loved it!
    A fascinating couple of hours spent in the company of a wonderfully engaging volunteer? staff member who was so enthusiastic about his subject.
    In a variety of sheds hidden in a suburban garden there is a wonderland of equipment showing the history and development of radio and televisions.
    Can't wait to make a return visit.
    Written 27 September 2021
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,255 contributions
    What is the Dana Centre? I wondered, speculating as to whether it might be a musical venue commemorating the life and times of Ireland’s first Eurovision winner in 1970. Or a Bulgarian cultural centre? In fact it’s a library and research centre that is part of the Science Museum. Designed by Richard MacCormac of MJP Architects it opened in 2003 as a venue for contemporary scientific debate. It re-opened in late 2015 as a library and research centre with the aim of providing a ‘world-class environment for academic research, bringing together the museum’s thriving research and public history department with access to its library and research collections.’
    Written 20 October 2019
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  • EJAmum
    Greater London, UK1 contribution
    A lovely place to visit in the he heart of the historic buildings of University College London. My son and his two friends, aged 10, really enjoyed the freedom to open up the drawers and touch and hold different rocks and minerals. The curator is very patient and friendly and answered all their questions. There are other temporary, interactive exhibitions there too and you could combine your visit with the Grant zoology museum also at UCL. It was also great to be mingling with all the students in the relaxed courtyard areas. Thank you
    Written 30 October 2015
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  • millypoppymo
    Barnet, UK40 contributions
    The pod is an amazing space. Very space age with great interactive educational games. My kids are 8 and 6 and they enjoyed this immensely. Afterwards we went to one of the lecture theatres for a talk one the subject we went for - gut feeling. It was a great talk, lots of audience participation and interaction. But at 1hr I felt perhaps trimming it to 45mins or so would have made it even better. Staff there very enthusiastic and friendly. Great experience.
    Written 31 May 2017
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