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Entry to the museum is free—donations welcome. 

A ticket is required for some of our events, activities, galleries and special exhibitions.

Opening times

Open daily: 10.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15).
Galleries start to close 30 minutes before the museum closes.

Closed: 24–26 December

Getting here

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

The Transport for London website can help you plan your journey by public transport.

Museum floor plan

Find out on  which level all our object galleries, special exhibitions, interactive galleries, IMAX Theatre, simulators, cafés and other facilities can be found.

There are toilets (including accessible) and baby changing facilites on every level.

Download a map of the museum

School visits

Find out about school sessions and planning an educational visit to the Science Museum.


Museum staff are on hand to offer assistance and can also provide help with the lifts for groups of visitors.

Read more about access and facilities at the Museum

Museum shop

The Science Museum shop is bursting with exciting experiments, adult lifestyle gadgets, tech gizmos and much more.

You’ll find the perfect gift for every age, stage and pocket, from the budding scientist to the gadget-loving chef and everyone in between.

Shop online

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