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On the page below, you can find the information you need to help 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

Before you arrive

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.


Once you're at the museum

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


  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Other age restrictions may apply for particular experiences in the museum.
  • Some exhibits in Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery use magnets that may affect pacemakers or other medical devices. Warning signs are displayed next to these exhibits.  
    For more information about this or any other accessibility needs please contact the museum on +44 (0)33 0058 0058.


If you have any further questions, please see our FAQs or you can contact us