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Entry to the museum is free—donations welcome. 

A ticket is required for some of our events, activities, galleries and special exhibitions.

Opening times

Open daily: 10.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15).
Galleries start to close 30 minutes before the museum closes.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

In line with official advice, the museum is open and our activities are running as advertised as we continue to closely monitor the situation with coronavirus. Please be assured that the safety and health of our visitors and colleagues is our top priority.

Getting here

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

The Transport for London website can help you plan your journey by public transport.

Museum floor plan

Find out on  which level all our object galleries, special exhibitions, interactive galleries, IMAX Theatre, simulators, cafés and other facilities can be found.

There are toilets (including accessible) and baby changing facilities on every level.

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

Museum shop

The Science Museum shop is bursting with exciting experiments, adult lifestyle gadgets, tech gizmos and much more.

You’ll find the perfect gift for every age, stage and pocket, from the budding scientist to the gadget-loving chef and everyone in between.

Shop online

Visit guidelines


  • Please note that allergens such as eggs are used in some of our experiments at the Chemistry Bar in Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery. Please ask an Explainer for advice if you have any allergy concerns.
  • 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.  
  • It is not recommended that those with heart conditions use our simulators in Fly Zone.

For more information about this or any other accessibility needs please contact the museum on +44 (0)20 7942 4000.