Science Museum

London, United Kingdom


  • Exhibition Road
  • South Kensington
  • London SW7 2DD.
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

7 days a week from 10.00 to 18.00
except 24 to 26 December.
Entry is free, but charges apply for the IMAX 3D Cinema, simulators and some special exhibitions.

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: South Kensington
Train: Victoria


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The Science Museum was founded in 1909 but has its origins in the South Kensington Museum of 1857. The Art Collection contains more than 8,000 works. Notable bequests include the Penn-Gaskell Collection (ballooning, aeronautics) and Woodcroft Collection (portraits from the Patent Office Museum). The museum continues to collect and commission artworks relating to the history of science, technology and medicine. Contemporary artists featured in the collection include Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Marlene Dumas, Antony Gormley, Thomas Heatherwick, Cornelia Parker and Yinka Shonibare.

Exhibitions and events

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