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Open seven days a week, 10.00 - 18.00. Entry is free*.

Getting to the Museum

Traveling by coach

Coaches can drop off on:

  • Cromwell Road, with a short walk along Exhibition Road to the Science Museum
  • Exhibition Road, just north of the Science Museum
  • Queens Gate, which runs parallel to Exhibition Road to the west of the Museum.

There’s no coach parking at the Museum so please advise your coach company that they will need to make alternative parking arrangements.

Traveling by Tube

The closest Tube station is South Kensington on the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines.

From the ticket hall use the pedestrian tunnel to the Museum to avoid crossing busy roads. Walk the full length of the tunnel then turn left as you exit onto Exhibition Road. Take the first left into Imperial College Road and the Group Entrance is about 50m along on the left.

Traveling by bus

Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414 , C1 and 430 stop near South Kensington Tube station.

Bus routes 9, 10, 52 ,70 , 360 and 452 stop near the Royal Albert Hall, a 10-15 minute walk to the Museum's Group Entrance.

Traveling by minibus (for groups requiring easy access to the Museum)

We have parking for one regular-sized minibus adjacent to the Group Entrance, available for groups requiring easy access into the Museum. This parking must be pre-reserved so please request it when you book your visit with us. 

If the bay is not available there are two parking spaces for disabled badge holders near the main entrance of the Museum. These belong to the RBKC Borough Council and cannot be pre-reserved.

Car park

The Museum itself does not offer any car parking. There are parking meters on Exhibition Road. 

Is my group eligible for free travel?

If your school group is based in London, you may be eligible for free travel under the Transport for London School Party Travel scheme.