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

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Temporary exhibition

3D: Printing the Future

Find out what 3D printing will do for you


Making the Modern World

Discover how the objects we have invented, made and used have shaped our world


Who Am I?

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

Interactive gallery


Make sense of the way things work through 50 hands-on exhibits and shows

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

IMAX Theatre

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


Graphic image of Lovock's head with objects

Unlocking Lovelock: Scientist, Inventor, Maverick

Delve into the archives of James Lovelock


Deep Blue

A family restaurant serving meals prepared on the premises


Typhoon Force

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


Information Age

Celebrate over 200 years of communication and information technology

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