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London Guide > London Museums and Galleries > Science Museum

Science Museum

London’s Science Museum in South Kensington is Europe’s most visited science and technology museum with the most comprehensive collection of over 15,000 objects on display.  It is one of the most interactive in London with plenty of hands on exhibitions.  You could easily spend more than one day at this museum and still find more to explore.

The Museum has lots of galleries and exhibitions, some of the free exhibitions are listed below:

Atmosphere Gallery: Discover all about our climate and what it might do next.

Antenna Science News: The biggest breakthroughs in science.  Heard about the Higgs boson particle? Here you will learn about the importance of this breakthrough and what it means for scientists today.

Challenge of Materials: Discover the exciting world of materials.

Computing:  Learn about the historical aspects of early electronic computers.

Energy Hall: The story of steam power, its inventors and users, and the extraordinary part they played in shaping the modern world.

Glimpses of Medical History:  Discover the history of practical medicine.

Health Matters: Health Matters explores how medical technology, health surveys and medical research have changed the way we experience medicine today.

Mathmatics: Discover instruments used by working mathematicians and beautiful models illustrating mathematical principles.

Psychology: Mind your Head: Learn about the essential techniques that most psychologists use in their everyday practice today.

Science and Art of Medicne:  The history of medicine across the world is told through a display of 5,000 objects.

The secret life of the Home: Learn how the appliances in your some such as a hoover, CD player and microwave actually work.

Exploring Space:  Learn how the space age started in 1957 with the launch of Sputnik 1 and how we’ve sent spacecraft to other planets, walked on our Moon and peer into the heart of our galaxy and beyond.

Telecommunications: Discover the many uses of the electric telegraph, the telephone and radio.

Measuring Time:  Discover what people did before mechanical clocks told the time. On display are 500 timepieces including sand-glasses to sundials, water clocks to the wristwatches.

Veterinary History: Focusing on animals, the Veterinary History gallery provides a fascinating contrast to the large human-centred Science and Art of Medicine gallery.

James Watt and our World.  Enter the incredible workshop of James Watt preserved as it was when he died in 1819.

The Museum is located in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD and open every day of the year except 24th-26th of December.  The opening times are from 10.00 to 18.00 (last entry 17.15). During school holidays the Museum is open until 19.00.  There is something for all ages making this a great day out for the whole family.


Events at Science Museum

Science Shows

Friday 6th July, 2012

Science Shows happen daily in the Launchpad gallery, and during school holidays in The Theatre.

Spaced Out Tour

Saturday 14th July, 2012

If you ever wondered what it would be like to travel into Space you can find out in the interactive tour of the Exploring Space.


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