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Science Museum – Prices, schedules, news, events and exhibitions

About the Science Museum

One of the great museums of the Victorian era dedicated to the history of industry and science.

Many thematic galleries ranging from the early days of the industrial revolution to the space age and computing.

Expect many great original artifacts, huge steam engines, rocket engines, cars and, on the roof, an extensive collection of aircraft.

IMPORTANT – Although sites are reopening, their times may differ from normal, and most now need to be pre-booked ahead of your visit.


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Exhibitions currently open

An exhibition that offers a first look at technologies being developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, to help mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.

Our future planet

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed soon Thu 10 February




This exhibition offers an exclusive opportunity to enter the mind of this great photographer and see nature and humanity in dialogue.


10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ends Sunday February 27



Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom

Step back through the millennia and discover how this ancient civilization questioned, contemplated and debated the natural world.

Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ends Sunday, June 5



Exhibitions open soon

Stephen Hawking at work

Explore incredible objects, some never before seen by the public, from Professor Stephen Hawking’s office in this free new exhibition.

Open from Thu 10 February to Wed 22 June

Stephen Hawking at work



Science fiction: journey to the confines of the imagination

In this immersive, genre-defying exhibit, you’ll embark on a unique adventure into the cosmos to explore visions of the future through today’s science.

Open from Thu 6 October to Thu 4 May 2023

Science fiction: journey to the confines of the imagination



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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a face mask during the visit?

The UK government does not require face masks to work indoors at this time, but many places ask people to wear them and can refuse entry if they need to.

What is the closest train station to the science museum?

Science Museum – Latest News

Next month, just after Professor Stephen Hawking would have turned 80, the Science Museum will open a new exhibition dedicated to the professional life of the world-renowned theoretical physicist.

After a long hiatus, the monthly adult-only nighttime opening at the Science Museum resumes next month.

There is a dark room in the science museum which is filled with brass and steel models of early steam engines and locomotives.

The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s desk when he worked at Cambridge are to be displayed in the Science Museum.

The Science Museum will reopen after lockdown with an exhibit that examines how humanity could remove CO2 from the atmosphere to mitigate climate change.

The Science Museum in South Kensington is being drafted to support science’s fight against the Covid virus, as it is to become a mass vaccination center for the region.

Would you like to see something no one (outside of the Museum) has seen before?

Some 20 years after the opening of the Science Museum IMAX cinema, they revamped it with the very latest in projector technology.

Tickets have been released for the Science Museum’s adult-only night opening on Wednesday, October 14.

The big three – the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A Museum have all announced their post-lockdown reopening dates.

A gigantic new exhibition – occupying two-thirds of an entire floor of the Science Museum has opened, devoted entirely to the history of medicine.

I spotted it the other day at the Science Museum – a range of products for sale with a map of the solar system that will look very familiar to London Underground fans.

Near the back of the science museum is a life-size model of a spacecraft that is currently on its journey to Mercury.

There’s a new gallery at the Science Museum that shows a lot of wood, brass, and books.

A complex British-made watch that sold in 2017 for £3.2million was on display at the Science Museum for the next few years.

Self-driving cars may seem like a modern invention, but they’re a lot older than you might think.

A new exhibit that’s less James Bond and more Q looks at the story of how British spies kept their secrets safe from enemies.

The Science Museum is celebrating the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a special screening of The Clangers – in its massive IMAX theater.

Experience the Apollo 11 mission on one of Europe’s biggest cinema screens – the Science Museum’s IMAX, followed by a Q&A with British astronaut Helen Sharman and legendary science broadcaster James Burke.

To celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table of Elements in 2019, there will be a Chemistry Celebration starting next month.

At Easter, the Science Museum once again dedicates an entire room to vintage video games.

The Science Museum is offering IanVisits readers two pairs of tickets to their IMAX screenings of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey”, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kubrick’s groundbreaking epic in 1968.

A large room at the top of the Science Museum, normally packed with school children, has also gained a huge new mural by illustrator Sir Quentin Blake.

From ancient Bronze Age worship to yet-to-be-launched spacecraft, the Science Museum’s newest best-selling exhibit delves into the source of all life on earth…the Sun.

Recent exhibitions

Ethereal photographs of boats and ships from the collection of the Science Museum.



A 13-minute robotic performance based on The Last Supper, where robots discuss their views on sin, forgiveness, guilt and judgment



Discover the remarkable 500-year history of humanoid robots



Play the best video games, computers and consoles from the past four decades.



This exhibition recalls the centenary of this battle and the massive medical and human impact of the injuries sustained during and beyond the First World War.



An ambitious survey of the technological and artistic development of photography in India.



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