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Book your free admission ticket now to visit the museum. Schools and groups can book free tickets here


Find the information you need to plan your visit—please note you will need to pre-book a free ticket.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18+). 

Please note: We're currently building new galleries in the museum so there may be some additional noise during your visit.

Opening times

The museum is open daily from 10.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15).

Galleries start to close 30 minutes before the museum closes.

Closures and holidays

Getting here

The Science Museum is a short walk away from South Kensington and Gloucester Road stations which are on the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines. There are also even more bike racks available in the local area if you would like to cycle to the museum. 

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
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We strongly recommend checking Transport for London before you leave, for any travel updates. Find out more about the area at Discover South Kensington.



Please enter the Science Museum through the Main Entrance on Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD (see Google Maps) or what3words: ///reveal.slime.sugar. Your arrival time slot is printed on your tickets—please try to arrive during this period.  

Museum Map 

Get foreign language and sensory versions of this map as well as maps for Power Up and Wonderlab. 

How long can I stay in the museum?

You are welcome to stay in the museum as long as you like, but an average visit lasts around two hours.   

School visits

Find out about school sessions and planning an educational visit to the Science Museum.


Museum staff are on hand to offer assistance and can also provide help with the lifts for groups of visitors.

Read more about access and facilities at the Museum

Visit FAQs

If you have any further questions, please see our FAQs.

Ticket faqs

Take a look at frequently asked questions about ticketing.

Conditions of entry

Check out our conditions of entry.

If you can't find the answer to your question please contact us.