Science Museum

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
  • Telephone 0870 870 4868
  • Opening times Daily: 10am–6pm.
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  • Website www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
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Science Museum

Founded in 1857, the Science Museum houses thousands of objects and interactive displays telling the story of scientific and technological development right up to the present day. The museum's exhibits include Stephenson's Rocket, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 1 and the Apollo 10 command module, as well as whole galleries devoted to subjects such as medicine, telecommunications, space and time. There is also an IMAX cinema showing science films in 3D. With numerous cafes and a picnic area, the museum provides everything you need for a free, fun and informative family day out.

Events at this venue

There are 23 events at this location

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A Beautiful Planet

  • 2016
  • 45min
  • U
  • Directed by: Toni Myers

A breath-taking portrait of the planet captured from the International Space Station.

Tue 26 Sep

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

  • 12:30

Wed 27 Sep

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Thu 28 Sep

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

…and 19 more dates until 20 Oct

Bugs!

  • 2003
  • UK
  • 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Slee
  • UK release: 3 October 2003

Cutting-edge macroscopic technology brings you face-to-face with a range of insect 'characters' including Hierodula, the praying mantis, and Papilio, the butterfly.

Thu 28 Sep

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Fri 6 Oct

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Tue 17 Oct

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Dream Big: Engineering Our World 3D

Showing from 4 September 2017 How fast can a solar-powered car go? How can we protect buildings from earthquakes? From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and solar cars, engineering plays a crucial role in so many of our greatest innovations. Dream Big: Engineering Our World…

Tue 26 Sep

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Prices to be confirmed / 0870 870 4868

  • 11:15
  • 13:45

Wed 27 Sep

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Prices to be confirmed / 0870 870 4868

Thu 28 Sep

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Prices to be confirmed / 0870 870 4868

…and 19 more dates until 20 Oct

Engineer Your Future

Engineer Your Future will be closed all day on 10 October. Could you shape the world we live in? Find out if you've got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow. Visit our interactive exhibition for teens thinking about their futures, Engineer Your Future, where…

Tue 26 Sep

3

Free / 0870 870 4868

Wed 27 Sep

3

Free / 0870 870 4868

Thu 28 Sep

3

Free / 0870 870 4868

…and 79 more dates until 16 Dec

Exploring Space Gallery Tour

Join us on this free tour to find out about the Space Race from the Soviet perspective, including firsts such as Sputnik, Yuri Gagarin and the work of Sergei Koralev, an amazing history bringing to life objects from our Exploring Space gallery. Number of places: 45

Fri 29 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Flight Gallery Tour

From mankind's earliest dreams of flight, through the Wright brothers and early adventurers to the jumbo jet and the wide-body aeroplanes of today. Discover the history of Flight in this free tour. Number of places: 45

Fri 29 Sep

3

Free / 0870 870 4868

Sat 30 Sep

3

Free / 0870 870 4868

Hidden Universe 3D (U)

In an age where space tourism has become reality, this major new film will allow you to experience an inspiring story of human endeavour, bringing our universe to life in stunning IMAX 3D.  With real images of distant galaxies, the sun and Mars, taken by Hubble and the world’s most powerful telescopes, Hidden Universe…

Tue 26 Sep

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Wed 27 Sep

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Thu 28 Sep

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

…and 9 more dates until 20 Oct

India in Space: Moumita Dutta in Conversation (live subtitles)

Wednesday 29 November 2017 IMAX Theatre, 19.30–20.30 (Doors open 19.00) Suitable for ages 18+ As part of Lates: Illuminating India, we are delighted to welcome to the Science Museum Moumita Dutta, Project Manager for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s famed Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter mission. Joining us in person all…

Wed 29 Nov

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The Intro Show

Dates: Weekdays only, 24 July – 1 September Times: 13.00–13.30, 15.00–15.30 Location: The Hans Rausing Lecture Theatre, Level 0 Discover the power of steam, help launch a rocket and maybe get a little messy in this fast-paced interactive show. Find out about the history of the Science Museum, the objects it contains and…

Tue 26 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

  • 13:00

Wed 27 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Thu 28 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

…and 91 more dates until 5 Feb 2018

John Dalton FRS

Two hundred and fifty years ago John Dalton - one of the most important names in the history of modern chemistry - was born in Cumbria into a modest Quaker family. He went on to become a teacher at 12, a headmaster at 19 and delivered over 100 papers to the Literary and Philosophical Society in Manchester, of which he was…

Tue 26 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Wed 27 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Thu 28 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

…and 3 more dates until 1 Oct

Making the Modern World

The Making the Modern World gallery presents some of the Museum’s most remarkable objects. Chart 250 years of science and technology and discover some iconic items that have shaped our society. Come face-to-face with the Apollo 10 command module, Stephenson’s Rocket, Babbage’s Difference Engine No. 1, Crick and Watson’s…

Thu 28 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Fri 29 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Sat 30 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Mysteries of the Unseen World

  • 2013
  • US
  • U
  • Directed by: Louis Schwartzberg
  • Written by: Mose Richards

Educational film.

Tue 3 Oct

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Wed 11 Oct

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble perform Sriyah

Friday 24 and Sunday 26 November 2017 IMAX Theatre, 19.30–21.00 (Doors open 19.00) "The only proper response to dancers this amazing is worship!" The New York Times To celebrate the Illuminating India exhibition, we are delighted to welcome the world-renowned Nrityagram Dance Ensemble to the Science Museum for two very…

Fri 24 Nov

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Prices to be confirmed / 0870 870 4868

Sun 26 Nov

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Prices to be confirmed / 0870 870 4868

Object handling

Location: Information Age gallery Hold history in your hands with objects from the Science Museum’s collection. Find out what they are made from and how they transformed the way we communicate and share information. Families with children aged 7+ Suggested visit time: 30mins

Wed 27 Sep

2

Free / 0870 870 4868

Fri 29 Sep

2

Free / 0870 870 4868

Royal Society: The Man Who Knew Infinity + Panel Discussion

Friday 16 February 2018 IMAX Theatre, 19.30–22.00 (Doors open 19.00) Suitable for ages 12+ Colonial India, 1913. Srinavasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius who failed out of college due to his near-obsessive, solitary study of mathematics. Determined to pursue his passion…

Fri 16 Feb 2018

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Prices to be confirmed / 0870 870 4868

Sadhguru in conversation with Jo Marchant (live subtitles)

Monday 13 November 2017 IMAX Theatre, 19.30–20.45 (Doors open 19.00) Wherever you look these days, mindfulness and meditation are being hailed as cure-alls, from reducing stress and anxiety to reducing blood pressure and even managing chronic pain. But does reality match the hype? Named as one of India’s 50 most…

Mon 13 Nov

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Slumdog Millionaire

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • UK/US
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Written by: Simon Beaufoy
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanay Chheda, Irrfan Khan, Rubina Ali, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala

Adapted from Vikas Swarup's novel Q&A by Simon Beaufoy, Boyle's film chronicles a Mumbai street urchin (Skins' Dev Patel) who makes it to the final round of India's version of Who Wants to be A Millionaire?. Alternatively hilarious and heart wrenching, grimly realistic and dream-like, romantic and resolutely…

Fri 27 Oct

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Spaced Out tour

Location: Exploring Space, Floor 0 Weekends: 11.30, 13.30 Ever wondered what it would be like to travel into space? Find out on our interactive tour of the Exploring Space gallery, where you'll discover roaring rockets, amazing astronauts, space poo and much more.

Sat 30 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Sun 1 Oct

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Sat 7 Oct

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Free / 0870 870 4868

…and 3 more dates until 15 Oct

Under the Sea

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h 5min
  • U
  • Directed by: Howard Hall

Jim Carrey narrates an underwater 3D look at the impact of global warming upon the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas.

Sat 30 Sep

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Sun 1 Oct

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

Sat 7 Oct

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£11 (£9) / 0870 870 4868

…and 3 more dates until 15 Oct

Valentina Tereshkova

On 16 June 1963, 26 year-old Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to go into space. Her mission was a major milestone in space exploration and to this day she remains the only woman to have made a solo space flight. Visit the Exploring Space gallery to discover her achievements and ongoing legacy, revealed through…

Tue 26 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Wed 27 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Thu 28 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

…and 27 more dates until 25 Oct

Volunteer highlights tour

Meeting point: Level 0, Information Desk Join one of our amazing volunteer guides as they focus on some of the Museum's iconic objects. Check on arrival at the Museum for timings.

Tue 26 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

  • 13:30

Thu 28 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Sat 30 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, British forces sustained 57,000 casualties, creating a medical emergency of unprecedented scale and severity. This new exhibition at the Science Museum commemorates the centenary of this momentous battle and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and…

Tue 26 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Wed 27 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Thu 28 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

…and 108 more dates until 15 Jan 2018

Wounded gallery tour

Meeting point: Level 0, Information Desk Join one of our amazing volunteer guides and find out about the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War in a free tour of our fascinating exhibition, Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care. Check on arrival at the Museum for timings.

Wed 27 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Thu 28 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

Fri 29 Sep

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Free / 0870 870 4868

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