Science Museum

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD

Science Museum, exterior picture

Address:Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD
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Nearest Station:South Kensington
Gloucester Road

About: Over five floors and neighbouring the Natural History Museum is the splendour of the Science Museum. Such a chronicle of humanities search for answers is a huge amount of information to absorb in a single sitting, though a mere taste can prove thoroughly rewarding.
The museum has an overwhelming array of machines and hardware on display and bears a true reflection of Britain's proud history of technological advancements. Despite the complex subject matter the Science Museum uses interaction and information to show the process of these scientific discoveries, how the conclusions were reached and what effect they have on our lives.
The ground floor has an impressive collection of vehicles including various cars, locomotives and steam engines. Here there is also a display on Space exploration. The first floor is dedicated to food, gas, structural metals and communications. The second floor holds exhibits on nuclear power, printing and the rise of computing. Displays on the third floor include photography and optics with electricity. There is also a new exhibit called the Flight Gallery, which deals with the history and technology behind mans desire to fly. The two top floors contain many of the interactive displays and deal strongly with the science of medicine.
Within the building is an IMAX cinema, café and gift shop. Admission to the Science Museum is free.

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The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum are so close that they are basically the same place. Fact. Okay, not a fact but a trip to one can quite simply be followed by a trip to the other. Blue whales, dinosaurs, biology and “earthquake games” are all part of the fun to be had at the South Kensington museums. There are even ice rinks in winter!

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Anyone with an interest in space, creepy-crawlies, medicine and technology will find heaps of interesting stuff at the Science Museum. Watch 3D films at their very own IMAX cinema, and they even have an RAF jet simulator so you can pretend you’re manoeuvring acrobatics in the skies.

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The Latest User Reviews of Science Museum

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This place is very interesting, and very big. Ideally you should have at least an entire morning or afternoon set aside to explore all of the various exhibits. When I went they had a great exhibition about the newspaper industry in the UK showing the background behind how papers get to the stands everyday.

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