Science Museum London won many awards for its outstanding collections on Science and Technology
Science Museum London covers all areas of science and technology. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections. Also it earned reputation for awesome galleries and inspirational exhibitions. It won the following awards.
MUSE- American Association of Museums awards 2011
Design Week Awards 2011
Theme Parks and Visitor Attraction Awards 2010
Visit London Awards 2010 & 2008
Science Museum curate a world- renowned collections. It organise exhibitions, events and IMAX films. Around 3 million visitors visit this museum each year.
Science Museum Collections & Library
The Science Museum holds more than 300,000 collections. It includes famous Stephenson’s Rocket , first jet engine, DNA model, Steam engines. You can also see the documentation of the first typewriter with so many science inventions. Hundreds of the interactive exhibits are one of the main attractions here.
See the Science Museum collections online.
It has a dedicated library for Science, Medicine and Technology. It holds run of periodicals, manuscripts etc. These are being used by scholars worldwide.
Science Museum London history
The history of the Science Museum over the last 150 years has been one of continual change. The exhibition galleries are never static for long. It is changing always to reflect the continuous changes in science, technology, and medicine.
It was founded in 1857 with the collection of the Royal Society of Arts as part of the South Kensington Museum. It gained independence in 1909. The Science Museum was opened to the public in stages over the period 1919–28.
Science Museum IMAX 3D
Watch the film on one of the biggest screens in the UK in an impressive IMAX 3D presentation. Usually the films or documentaries are about of our Planet, Nature, Science and invention etc. Kids enjoy the most these films on IMAX 3D screen. IMAX Theatre ticket holders can also enjoy the foyer, a great place to meet.
Please visit the related webpage on IMAX 3D Tickets and films schedule for details. Usually the IMAX Ticket prices are from £11 (adults), £23 (family). Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The location of IMAX 3D Cinema is on Level 0, Wellcome Wing
Interesting information about IMAX 3D films.
– It is actually two films being projected perfectly in synchronisation with each other, one for each eye
– It is so heavy. A forklift is required to lift it in and out of position. If rolled out, the average IMAX film would measure around four miles
– The IMAX screen is the height of four double-decker buses, and 64 taxis could be parked on top if it were laid flat
Science Museum Robots
There was a very successful exhibition on Robots held at the premises of Science Museum from Feb to Sep 2017. It explored the 500-year story of humanoid robots. It illustrated with robotic artefacts from around the globe. It is a great miss if we do not visit that exhibition. Please visit the Science Museum exhibition page to see when the robots come back again to us.
But you can see the Robots what are on display right now at the Museum.
Watch Youtube video for some highlight on Robot exhibition
Science Museum Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
Wonderlab gallery of the Science Museum is a new addition. It is the best things you can come to Science Museum and think like a scientist. The gallery exhibits 50 interactives. Staff explains the technology and science behind. Demonstrate the science behind rockets, explosions and other noisy, messy phenomena. It Reveals the beauty of the science and maths. It is an unmissable experience. It ignite our curiosity, fuel our imagination. Inspire us to see the world around us in new and exciting ways.
It is open everyday. Ticket prices for Wonderlab from £8.00 but Annual passes from £13.00. The location is on Level 3. Please visit the related website page on Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
Exhibitions Events Shops Restaurants at Science Museum
Science Museum always organise exhibitions. The event calendar is always busy. Click to find the details of ongoing events. Tickets for the exhibitions are sold from Science Museum Shop or Online You can also buy Puzzles and Games, Science themed accessories, Tech and Gadgets, various Gift items from the shop. There are also cafés and restaurants that serve fresh, great-tasting food, coffee etc.
Science Museum London: Admission ticket price, opening hours
Opening hours: 10.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15)
Admission ticket: Free. Need ticket for IMAX Theatre, flight simulators and some special exhibitions.
Address, Car Parking and nearest tube to Science Museum
Address: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
Telephone and email: 020 7942 4000, Email- [email protected]
Nearest tube and bus: South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly lines), Gloucester Road (District, Circle and Piccadilly lines). Bus- Bus numbers 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 (stop at South Kensington Underground Station), 9, 10, 52, 452 and 70 (stop at the Royal Albert Hall). Please visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London how to get here
Car Parking: No car parking spaces available at the premises. And also local parking is very limited. A few disabled parking spaces are available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road. They can park here for four hours between 8.30am and 6.30pm