From steam locomotives to space travel, to cutting-edge science experiments, London’s Science Museum is one of the city’s most engaging and interactive museums, offering a fun introduction to science for all ages. With over 300,000 items on display and 7 floors of exhibitions, there are endless learning opportunities, including children’s discovery zones, hands-on experiments and multi-media displays.
Star exhibits of the Science Museum include Stephenson’s Rocket, James Watson's DNA model, the ‘Puffing Billy’ steam locomotive, the world’s first jet engine and the Apollo 10 command capsule. Additional highlights include a fascinating collection of medical artifacts and instruments; the world’s oldest display of clocks and watches; a Spacelab 2 X-ray telescope; and an I-MAX 3D cinema.
The Science Museum is located on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, next door to the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. The museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm and general admission is free. The closest tube station is South Kensington.