Science Museums
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The Science Museum opened in 1857, as the South Kensington Museum, on land purchased with the profits from the Great Exhibition of 1851. At the Science Museum visitors can experience the major scientific advances of the past 300 years. There are over 40 galleries with the world's finest collections in science history technology and medicine offer over thousands of interactive exhibits with many permanent displays. From working steam engines to Apollo 10. A IMAX 3D film theatre is now open.

The Science Museum holds the world's largest and most significant collection

illustrating the history and contemporary practice of science, technology, medicine and industry. About 15% of the Museum's collections are on display.

The Museum offers free educational group visits and resource materials, events for students and professional training and development for teaching staff. The Science Museum also provides a number of facilities for research.

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opening times
Sunday   10.00 - 18.00
Monday   10.00 - 18.00
Tuesday   10.00 - 18.00
Wednesday   10.00 - 21.00
Thursday   10.00 - 18.00
Friday   10.00 - 18.00
Saturday   10.00 - 18.00

Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London   SW7 2DD
+44 (0) 870 870 4868

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