LONDON SW7, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
See iconic objects from the history of science, from Stephenson's Rocket to the Apollo 10 command module; be amazed by a 3D movie; take a ride in a simulator; visit an exhibition; and encounter the past, present and future of technology. Explore seven floors of free galleries, including the famous hands-on section where children can have fun investigating science with the museum's dedicated Explainers.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Personal 2hr tour of museum, hearing loop
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-6. Closed 24-26 Dec
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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