The Science Museum tells the history of Western science, technology and medicine from 1700 to the present day through its collection of more than 300,000 original objects.

Located on Exhibition Road in London’s iconic museum corner, the Science Museum’s collection boasts an incredible 300,000 objects from across the scientific, medical and technology industries, charting world history as it is has developed in these areas over time. Changing displays and special exhibitions cover a wide range of topics – from the locomotive industry and the history of flight, to journeys through the solar system.

With a selection of spectacular galleries to visit, you can wander Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery, an interactive gallery exploring the beauty of the maths and science that shape our daily lives, The Wellcome Galleries, showcasing some of the most significant medical collections in the world, and Information Age, a display of 800 objects focused on the development of communication technology.

Science City 1550-1800: The Linbury Gallery tells stories of the people who have influenced and been affected by scientific discovery, showing how over three centuries London transformed from a modest commercial centre to a global scientific powerhouse.

There are daily tours, live events, science shows and 800 interactive exhibits, as well as simulator rides and an IMAX 3D cinema to dive headfirst into the complex world of science around the globe.

Science Museum

Free to all

Exhibition Road, London, Greater London, SW7 2DD

020 7942 4000


Opening times

Wednesday - Sunday 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15)
Open Monday - Sunday during school holidays

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day

To ensure you have the space you need to explore the museum safely and confidently, all visitors are now required to pre-book free tickets in advance. Please visit or call our Contact Centre team on 033 0058 0058 to book.

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