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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

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Exhibition

Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

Discover the work of the inventor of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot

IMAX Theatre

Image from Under the Sea film

Under the Sea 3D (U)

Dive into this magical adventure and be transported below the ocean surface, into the unknown

IMAX Theatre

A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

Take in a breath-taking view of Earth, captured from the International Space Station

Gallery

Exploring Space

Marvel at rockets, satellites, space probes, landers and more
free

Gallery

Flight

Marvel at unique aircraft and trace the history of flight
free

Gallery

Who Am I?

Who am I? investigates everyone’s favourite subject – themselves
free

Gallery

Making the Modern World

See Stephenson’s Rocket, the Apollo 10 command module and much more
free

Eating

Energy Cafe

Serving hot and cold dishes, sandwiches, cakes and a range of drinks

Exhibition

Our Lives in Data

Our Lives in Data

Find out how big data is transforming the world around us
free

Experience

Discovery Motion Theatre: Legend of Apollo

Fly to the moon in an Apollo mission at our 3D motion theatre

Interactive gallery

Energy: fuelling the future

Explore how energy powers every aspect of our lives
free

Eating

Deep Blue

A family restaurant serving meals prepared on the premises

Experiment

Live Science: How Social am I?

Live Science

Take part in fun, interesting experiments
free

Gallery

Clockmakers' Museum

The Clockmakers' Museum

More than 1000 timepieces tell the story of London’s clockmakers
free

Experiment

Science Stations: Light

Science Stations – Light

Join the Explainers for fun experiments with light at drop-in sessions throughout the day
free

Shop

Shop

The Museum shop sells gorgeous gifts and much more

Simulator

Red Arrows diamond formation

Red Arrows 3D

Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows

Simulator

Typhoon Force

Experience the power of the RAF’s newest frontline Typhoon jet

Simulator

Children on a Fly 360 simulator ride

Fly 360°

Perform your own aerial acrobatics

IMAX Theatre

IMAX Theatre

Save up to 35% on special activities and IMAX films at the Museum with our Explorer ticket

Drop-in workshop

Polarising pictures drop-in workshops

Make and take home your own colourful creation
free

Exhibition

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius

Experience Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and technological visions brought to life

Gallery

James Watt and our World

Step inside James Watt's extraordinary workshop
free

Gallery

Energy Hall

Explore a collection of historic full-size steam engines
free

Exhibition

Journeys through medicine

Journeys Through Medicine

A medical history in the tradition of Henry Wellcome
free

Experiment

Science Stations: Materials

Science Stations – Materials

Join the Explainers for fun materials experiments at drop-in sessions thoughout the day
free

Experiment

Science Stations: Sound

Science Stations: Sound

Join the Explainers for fun sound experiments at drop-in sessions thoughout the day
free

Show

Flash! Bang! Wallop!

Get blown away by this fantastic show - arrive early to avoid disappointment
free

Gallery

Measuring Time

Discover a rich collection of more than 500 timepieces
free

Gallery

Atmosphere

Investigate climate change
free

Show

Stronger by Design

Stronger By Design

A fun filled look at the world of forces, please arrive early to avoid disappointment
free

Show

The Rocket Show

Explosions, fire, rockets and Space packed into 20 mins. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment
free

Gallery

Information Age

Celebrate over 200 years of communication and information technology
free

Gallery

Agriculture

Unearth the history of farming
free

Gallery

The Secret Life of the Home

Trace the development of household gadgets and gizmos
free

Gallery

Challenge of Materials

Investigate the science and history of materials
free

Drama Character

George Stephenson

Meet George Stephenson, pioneering railway engineer and inventor of the world-famous Rocket locomotive.

free

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