Entry to the Museum is free. Donations welcome.
A ticket is required for some of our events, activities, galleries and special exhibitions.
Open daily: 10.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15).
Galleries start to close 30 minutes before the Museum closes.
Closed: 24–26 December
On the last Wednesday of each month (except December) we open from 18.45–22.00 for Lates, our adults-only evening event.
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:
- October half term: 23–27 October 2017
- Christmas holidays: 20 December 2017 – 2 January 2018
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
The Transport for London website can help you plan your journey by public transport.
Museum staff are on hand to offer assistance and can also provide help with the lifts for groups of visitors.
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.
Before you visit, please read the list below to check whether any of our galleries or spaces will be closed.