London Science Museum
The five storeys of exhibits at the Science Museum cover topics ranging from the climate to clock making and the histories of household objects. The museum also hosts talks on topics like science and health and offers a wide variety of workshops and interactive activities for kids. Special exhibits cover timely topics like self-driving cars and cybersecurity. With zones tailored for children and teens, there’s something for all families to enjoy.
Things to Know Before You Go
Entry to the Science Museum is free, but some events, exhibits, and galleries require special tickets.
Adults-only events are held after hours on the last Wednesday of every month, except in December.
There are accessible toilets and elevators as well as baby-changing facilities on every level.
There are onsite cafes, a restaurant, and a gift shop.
The Science Museum is mostly stroller and wheelchair accessible, but the mezzanine floor is only accessible via stairs.
How to Get There
The Science Museum is located on Exhibition Road in South Kensington and is easily accessible via public transportation. The closest Tube station is South Kensington, which is a 5-minute walk from the museum and is served by the District, Circle, and Piccadilly Lines. The museum is also on many hop-on hop-off bus routes. There is limited parking in the area.
When to Get There
The Science Museum is open daily from mid-morning until early evening. Last entry is 45 minutes prior to closing. The museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. The museum closes a little later than usual during school holidays.
Other Area Attractions
After a few hours exploring the Science Museum’s exhibits, head to some of the other popular attractions located nearby. Just across the road, the Victoria and Albert Museum—better known as the V&A—is a treasure trove of art and design, while the neighboring Natural History Museum has fantastic exhibits about space, dinosaurs, British wildlife, and more.