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

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Gallery

Making the Modern World

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

IMAX Theatre

Hidden Universe 3D (U)

Discover the mysteries of deep space

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)

Experience breathtaking views of Earth, captured from the International Space Station

IMAX Theatre

Robots 3D Film (U)

What does it take to make a humanoid robot?

Gallery

Voyages

Don't miss Anderson & Low's ethereal interpretations of our maritime model collection
free

Gallery

Who Am I?

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

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Flight

Marvel at unique aircraft and trace the history of flight
free

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Exploring Space

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

IMAX Theatre

IMAX Theatre

See stunning 3D science films at our IMAX Theatre

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

Experience

Discovery Motion Theatre: Legend of Apollo

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

Simulator

Children on a Fly 360 simulator ride

Fly 360°

Perform your own aerial acrobatics

Experiment

Live Science

Live Science

Join drop-in sessions throughout the day (except between 13.00-14.00) and take part in fun, interesting experiments.
free

Exhibition

John Dalton

John Dalton FRS

Celebrating 250 years since the birth of John Dalton, pioneer of modern chemistry
free

Exhibition

Robots

Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots

Shop

Shop

The Museum shop sells gorgeous gifts and much more

Visit

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination, be inspired to see the world in exciting new ways

Exhibition

Our Lives in Data

Our Lives in Data

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

Exhibition

Journeys through medicine

Journeys Through Medicine

A medical history in the tradition of Henry Wellcome
free

Gallery

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

Gallery

Energy Hall

Explore a collection of historic full-size steam engines
free

Gallery

Clockmakers' Museum

The Clockmakers' Museum

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

Gallery

Atmosphere

Investigate climate change
free

Drop-in workshop

SM:Art Mechanics Drop-In

Build a doodling mechanical device that will scribble its way across your paper
free

Gallery

Challenge of Materials

Investigate the science and history of materials
free

Gallery

Information Age

Celebrate over 200 years of communication and information technology
free

Gallery

Valentina Tereshkova

Discover the fascinating life story of the first woman in space
free

Gallery

The Secret Life of the Home

Trace the development of household gadgets and gizmos
free

Object handling

Object handling

Object handling

Hold history in your hands
free

Drama Character

Svetlana Savitskaya

Meet the first woman to walk in space
free

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