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Science Museum
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Ranked #309 of 1,871 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Science Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement. As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This is a regular favourite of my 10yr old son when we come to London to visit his doctor for his check up. Just enough time to visit a different department each time we are down before getting a train home.

There is always something new to see or learn about.

The section at the back of the ground floor next to the cafe is a firm favourite - this time it covered superbugs, quantum computers and Bloop (blood loop). The space section is also a firm favourite. Never a dull moment!

1  Thank Karen F
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

If this review was given by my son he'd be giving it a full 5 stars! I am a bit long in the tooth and female so my idea of a mind blowing day out would involve a spa wrap and a beach ........however.......I digress. This museum is a brilliant place to spark excitement and imagination in children. The exhibits in the museum are beautifully presented , there are all sorts of interactive activities for hands of all sizes , the museum is well organised and the space allows for a relaxed airy visit , far from the stuffy experiences of museums when I was a child. My son loved all the airplanes and space exhibits and being only 5 was blown away by it all. The other 'must' is the IMAX experience. Although this is something you pay for it is more than worth the price. We went to see the Universe 3D film and it was breathtaking. My son , bless him, asked if we were really in space through the experience .....he has a lot to learn.......
You can easily spend a few hours here and there are plenty of toilets, places to sit for refreshments and a great shop too.
Really good. Even better if you are an inquisitive energetic child!

1  Thank Billy G
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

For a child 6+ is a very good place where to find/discover and experience very interesting and provocative science experiences!!!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

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 tried the red arrows simulator which was good but the star of the show has to be the imax cinema, we saw a film about life under the sea - the best 3D film I've ever seen, it was so realistic!! We will be going back as we ran out of time and didn't get chance to look at everything. Plenty of cafes to eat and drink and quite close to the tube - although the subway was confusing.

1  Thank Nicola L
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

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 us said no! What’s the matter with these people? If they carry on like that then it won’t be there for you to take advantage of for much longer.
Any way, we were as selective as possible in order to make the best use of time and did the ground floor and the 3rd floor.
Our 6 year old lapped it up, all that input and info will keep him going for week, but the Stephenson’s Rocket and Lunar Module were the highlights.
Too much to mention really, but just go, and please give them a couple of quid to enter, otherwise, like most of the other London attractions they’ll start charging and then it’ll be £30 a head like the Zoo!

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