The Science Museum in London: top tips before visit

The Science Museum in London: top tips before visit

It happens that we become moms and priorities change. But if you like travelling and want some information about the children’s attractions in London, you are in the right place.

In London you can find lots of kid-friendly things to do, they have low access costs when not free, they are designed for children and are generally interactive, so visit will entertain your children while they are learning something.

But from which museum to start if it is the first time you come to London? I suggest you start with the Science Museum.

The museum presents objects related to topics such as astronomy, physics, chemistry, time, light, technological and medical achievements in a kid-friendly way, you can get lost in this interactive scientific museum, that is one of the best things to do in London with kids.

It’s easy to reach, South Kensington tube Station (green, yellow and blu).

The Museum is just off the South Kensington tube station, where you can find other Museums, the Natural History Museum (yo can read my review in this post) and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Admission is by offer, 5 £ per each person recommended. We went last Tuesday and we had a wonderful time there. Except for some groups of schools, it was not crowded and we could enjoy it at best. I don’t know how it could be in rainy days or during the weekend, if you can go during the week maybe it is better.

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The museum shows the most important steps gained by humanity. There are plenty of cars, planes (also a section of a double deck plane), household electrical appliances history development. The museum has interactive areas where kids can explore technology development. In the basement of the Museum there is a play area suitable from the age of 3 second the museum’s indication. However my son Andrea, who is almost 2, had great fun and could play a lot of time. There is a soft play area and an amazing water game with boats.  I have to say, we had to drag him away at a certain time. This is a typical example of what means learning by playing.

HIGHLIGHTS

Apollo moon lander, full size aircraft, cars, an immense transmitter from Rugby, mainframe computers, engines of all shapes and sizes, flight simulators, an IMAX theatre, exhibits for people to interact with (especially children)

TIPS

  • Go to the “Plan Your Visit” part of the Science Museum website, so you can make best use of your time.
  • The aviation floor: it gives an insight of the progress from the first flight to date on how the plane is made , technicalities and gravity
  •  There are also several good clean, conveniently placed facilities and eating places with a range of menus.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Address: Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD; tel. +44 20 7942 4000
Nearest Tube station: South Kensington (Piccadilly)
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm every day
Click here to visit the Science Museum website
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Suitable for children of all ages

I hope this post is helpful, don’t forget to pin it for later.

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Francesca

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