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

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Gallery

Flight

Marvel at unique aircraft and trace the history of flight
free

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

Robots 3D (U)

What does it take to make a humanoid robot?

Simulator

The Mallard

Experience the world’s fastest steam locomotive

Gallery

Who Am I?

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

Gallery

The Science and Art of Medicine

Discover treasures that tell the fascinating story of medicine
free

Gallery

Making the Modern World

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

Gallery

Exploring Space

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

IMAX Theatre

Hidden Universe 3D (U)

Discover the mysteries of deep space

Eating

Energy Cafe

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

Exhibition

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius

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

IMAX Theatre

IMAX Theatre

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

Shop

shop

Shop

The Museum shop sells gorgeous gifts and much more

Eating

Deep Blue terrace

Relax and dine in the sunshine this summer

Watch

Discovery Motion Theatre

Experience key events in scientific history at our 3D motion theatre

Media Space

Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy

Discover the vibrant life and works of this pioneering photographer
free

Exhibition

James Watt and our World

Step inside James Watt's extraordinary workshop
free

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

Gallery

Measuring Time

Discover a rich collection of more than 500 timepieces
free

Gallery

Energy Hall

Explore a collection of historic full-size steam engines
free

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Atmosphere

Investigate climate change
free

Exhibition

Antenna

Get to grips with the latest science news
free

Exhibition

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

Explore the story of Ada Lovelace through her own words and those of her contemporaries

Show

The Rocket Show

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

Simulator

Red Arrows diamond formation

Red Arrows 3D

Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows

Simulator

Children on a Fly 360 simulator ride

Fly 360°

Perform your own aerial acrobatics

Simulator

Typhoon Force

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

Simulator

Legend of Apollo

Fly to the moon in an Apollo mission

Workshop

Camera obscura

Camera obscura drop-in workshops

Join our Explainers for the chance to make and take home your own camera obscura
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

Glimpses of Medical History

Explore medical scenes from Neolithic times to 1980
free

Exhibition

Churchill's Scientists

Uncover the story of Churchill's fascination with science
free

Gallery

Challenge of Materials

Investigate the science and history of materials
free

Eating

Shake Bar

Serving a variety of delicious milk shakes, light snacks and hot and cold drinks

Drama Character

Yuri Gagarin

Find out what it was like to be the first human in space.
free

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