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Science Museum

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.

Closed: 24–26 December

Gallery closures

Before you visit, please read the list below to check whether any of our galleries or spaces will be closed:

Full closure list


On the last Wednesday of each month (except December) we open from 18.45–22.00 for Lates, our  adults-only evening event.

School holidays

Open daily: 10.00–19.00 (last entry 18.15), except for the last Wednesday of the month when we close at 18.00.

During school holidays we welcome a lot of visitors to the Museum so queuing times may be longer than usual. School holiday opening times will apply during the following dates:

  • Christmas holidays: 21 December 2017 – 1 January 2018

Download a map of the museum


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

The outside of the Science Museum

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 facilites 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