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Exhibition Road, SW7
020 7938 8000
Nearest Tube: South Kensington
The Science Museum in Exhibition Road covers every possible aspect of science, technology and medicine. It is very much orientated towards children with lots of interactive displays, which they will love.
One gallery provides information on water, sound and light aimed at 3-6 year olds and even includes games, whilst two more galleries have interactive displays aimed at 7-12 year olds.
Particular highlights for older children are the Launch Pad where they can conduct their own experiments and the Flight Lab where they can even have the chance to sit in a cockpit.
Some other treasures to be seen include George Stephenson's Rocket (1829), Fox Talbot's first camera, Thomas Edison's original phonograph, the oldest train in the world and the aircraft that made the first transatlantic crossing. Whether you are into trains, planes or automobiles there are plenty of machines for you to admire.
And all other aspects of science from medicine, space exploration, and even the science of food are sufficiently covered. So there should be something for everyone.
While you are there don't forget to stop at the shop which sells all manner of scientific books, games and puzzles. The Science museum is open daily but times vary so do check in advance. Tickets cost around £5 for adults, but if you arrive after 4.30pm entry is free.
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