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Food and drink

We have several cafés and picnic areas in the museum. When you arrive please speak to a member of staff if you’d like to know which cafés are open.

Energy Café

Energy Café in the Science Museum

Opening times: 10.00–17.30
Location: Level 0, next to the shop

Our family-friendly Energy Café serves up a wide selection of delicious dishes including salads, hot meals and daily specials. 

Grab and go items including salads and sandwiches can be found in the fridge; coffee and cake is a given! There’s plenty of seating available too. 

Pre-book your lunch

We have pre-bookable Lunch bags and Kids bags available to purchase when you book your ticket online.

You will be able to select from a sandwich or salad when booking and the additional contents (fruit, drinks etc.) can be selected on the day of your visit.

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements you can let us know during the booking process.

Lunch bag

A choice of sandwich or salad with a bag of Piper’s crisps, a piece of fruit and a cold drink from a choice available on the day.

Kid’s bag

A choice of sandwich, along with a bag of popcorn, a piece of fruit and a cold drink from a choice available on the day.

Shake bar

Next to Wonderlab is the Shake Bar

Opening times: 11.00–16.00
Location: Level 3

Complete your visit to Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery at the Shake Bar, where you can indulge in delicious made-to-order ice cream milkshakes or design your own ice cream tubs by picking your own flavours and toppings.

The Diner

Opening times: 11.00 – 16.00 (School holidays 11.00–17.00)
Location: Level 0, next to the IMAX

Try our pizzeria before your visit to Power Up.

A great place to bring your children—we have a super kids menu, stone-baked sourdough pizzas, salads, mains, desserts. Everything you could possible need for lunch with your family or friends. 

Gallery Café

Opening times:
Monday–Friday 11.00–15.00
Saturday–Sunday 11.00–16.00
School holidays 11.00–16.00

Location: Level 2, next to The Clockmakers’ Museum 

Sandwiches, salads and coffee can all be found in the Gallery Café—the perfect choice for a quick break.

Basement Café

Ice cream from the Basement cafe

Opening times:
School holidays 11.00–15.00

Location: Level -1, next to The Garden

Perfect for a snack. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, cakes and ice cream, as well as hot and cold beverages.

Allergens and Gluten

Every salad and sandwich that you see in the museum is made on-site and every cake that you see is made either on-site or in our caterer’s London bakery. This means that we can guarantee the quality of our products.

We make a lot of products without gluten—cakes, sandwiches, salads and many other things. However, because we make our products by hand, we cannot guarantee through sampling that we will meet gluten free criteria.

We would love you to be able to eat with us at the Science Museum, and we understand how challenging this can be when you are unable to eat gluten.

When you visit us, please be sure to consult with our allergen champions on-site who would be happy to adapt dishes or explain how they are made for you to make decision about what you would like to eat.

If you have any questions before your visit please contact us at

Picnic area

Locations: Level 3, outside Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery and Level -1, outside The Garden

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink, which can be eaten in our dedicated picnic areas.