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Professor Stephen Hawking, who last visited the museum in November 2013 for the launch of its Collider exhibition, said:
“The Science Museum helped fuel my fascination with physics. So it is wonderful to see that more young people than ever are getting the opportunity to feel that same inspiration. The museum is one of my favourite places. I have been coming here for decades. And that simple fact, in itself, tells quite a story.”
Of our 3.1 million general visitors in 2012/13:
“As a kid I loved coming to the Science Museum. It was really where I got my first interest in science and technology in a real way. The Science Museum inspired me to pursue science as a career and ultimately to become an astronaut. Careers in science are fantastic - I was lucky enough to become an astronaut, but even if I had not been I would still want to work within the realms of science.”
– British astronaut, Piers Sellers