Getting here

The Main Entrance to the Museum is on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.


Detailed route-planning for journeys to the Science Museum is available from the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Science Museum location map 

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By Underground

The nearest tube station (10 minutes walk) is South Kensington on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. A pedestrian subway runs directly from the ticket barrier at South Kensington station to the Main Entrance of the Museum.

Gloucester Road tube station is a 15 minute walk away and is based on the Circle, District and Piccadilly line.

By Bus

Bus routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop outside South Kensington Underground Station, from where it is a five minute walk north to the Museum's Main Entrance.

Buses from South Kensington - Transport for London map (PDF)

Bus routes 9, 10, 52, 452 and 70 stop outside the Royal Albert Hall on Kensington Gore, from where it is a five minute walk south to the Museum's Main Entrance.

Buses from Royal Albert Hall - Transport for London map (PDF)

By Car

Please be advised that the Museum itself does not offer any car parking and local parking is extremely limited.

There is no visitor parking in Exhibition Road. The nearest pay and display bays are in Prince Consort Road and Queen's Gate. Please see the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's website for more details.

For the nearest public car park please see the NCP website.

A small number of disabled parking spaces are available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road. Blue Badge holders may park in these spaces for four hours between 08.30 and 18.30. For more information please see the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's website.

By Bicycle

Detailed route planning for journeys to the Science Museum by bicycle, including printable maps and the option to travel where possible on cycle routes, is available from the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are also available near the museum on Queensgate Mews, Prince Consort Road and Thurloe Place. More information is available on the Transport for London Barclays Cycle Hire webpage.

The museum does not have dedicated bicycle stands, though folding bicycles can be left in the cloakroom on the lower ground floor, which is accessible by lift from the main entrance.