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Our museum tells the stories of the extraordinary human achievement and technological advances that have helped humanity overcome challenges throughout history. From Helen Sharman’s iconic space suit to Amy Johnson’s marvellous Gipsy Moth aeroplane, these incredible stories help ignite curiosity, encourage scientific endeavour and spark the imagination. 

Support us online during the closure—explore science and technology gifts and gadgets at the Science Museum online shop.

Changes to admission

Our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors. To help us manage the number of people in the museum at one time, all visitors are now required to pre-book a free ticket in advance to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. 

If you have any further questions, please see our re-opening FAQs page or you can contact us.

Scheduled dates

What you need to know