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The Science Museum in London was founded in 1857 and currently holds over 300 000 exhibits, including famous exhibits as the first prototype of the 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now, documentation of the first typewriter, the oldest surviving steam locomotive, a working example of Charles Babbage's Difference engine, some of the earliest remaining steam engines, the first jet engine and a reconstruction of Crick and Watson's model of DNA. Besides these exhibits, the Science Museum also features an IMAX 3D Cinema showing science and nature documentaries.

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Science Museum
Exhibition Road
SW7 2DD London

Museum type(s)

Science & Technology



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm

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This museum has no entrance fee!

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  • Coffee

  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible


Exhibition Road, London, England



James Watt and our World

James Watt and our World

Explore the legendary attic workshop of engineer James Watt, preserved as it was when he died in 1819. The workshop is an astonishing time-capsule containing its original furniture, windows, doors and...

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