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Bring learning to life this December with a visit to the Science Museum.

From 3-11 December, school, college and university groups (Year 3 upwards) can come for a self-guided visit and explore our inspiring galleries on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 10.30am.

Our visit offer has been adapted in line with Government guidance, therefore Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery will not be open for groups.

We will be releasing our next season of education visit dates soon, to be the first to know sign up to our Teacher News emails.

 

Available dates

What will my visit look like?

Explore the museum at your leisure. There is plenty to see and do—scroll down to decide which galleries you'd like to visit.

Supercharge your visit with our learning resources to spark curiosity and promote thinking and questioning.

Key information before you request your visit

  • We can admit up to 40 people in the same pre-established bubble (students and accompanying adults) per time slot. Time slots are every 15 minutes from 10.30am.
  • You can stay for as long as you like, we recommend up to two hours.
  • Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 school visits are not currently permitted.
  • The TfL School Party Travel Scheme is currently suspended (as at September 2020). Please check the TfL website for the latest situation.
  • Please bear in mind, although we plan to re-open the museum on Thursday 3 December, if Government guidance changes, we may need to re-schedule your visit. We will keep you informed.

What else do I need to know?

  • The museum will also be open to members of the public. However, there will be plenty of space for social distancing. 
  • You must pre-book your visit date and arrival time. If you arrive late for your entry slot we will do our best to admit you as soon as we can. 
  • To maintain distancing, we can accommodate up a bubble of up to 40 people per time slot (students and adults). The adult:student ratio should be at least 1:15 and proactive supervision is required at all times.
  • Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery will not be available for your group.
  • Toilet facilities are available throughout the museum and these facilities are also open to members of the public.
  • Face coverings must be worn by anyone over the age of 11 unless they are exempt. This is in line with Government guidelines. Please see our FAQs page for more information.
  • An enhanced cleaning regime is in place and hand sanitisers are located throughout the gallery. For more information on our safety measures, please see our FAQs.
  • Our picnic areas on levels 2 and 3 are open but we recommend you each lunch back at school or in an outside space if you can. Our picnic spaces will be shared with members of the public. 
  • If you leave the museum your group will not be able to re-enter, except in the case of an evacuation.
  • Our usual group entrance area is closed and your class will enter and leave via the main entrance and exit along with other visitors. We will have social distance measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • You will not be able to store coats and bags.
  • School groups are not currently allowed to visit our shops. However you can pre-order goody bags for collection on the day. Information about how to do this will be provided once your visit is confirmed.
  • Find health and safety information and a hazard identification sheet to help you complete your risk assessment.
  • Our insurance confirmation letter (PDF) provides details about our public liability insurance.
  • For more information, please visit our re-opening FAQs page.

Galleries

How to book

Request a visit via our online form. We will process your request and send confirmation by email, or we'll contact you if we need to discuss things.

Please note: our school group phone lines are currently closed while we work from home. Please check the information on our website in the first instance. If you cannot find the answer you need, we can be reached on edbookings@sciencemuseum.ac.uk.