The Science Museum was founded in 1857 and is located in South Kensington near the National History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
This museum is one of London's most popular tourist attractions and is one of the most interactive museums in the city with lots of hand-on exhibits and creative collections engaging the audience to participate and immerse themselves in the world of science and technology from the past, present and future worlds.
Housing one of the most comprehensive scientific collections in the world, the Science Museum now holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including such famous items as Stephenson's Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, some of the earliest remaining steam engines, a working example of Charles Babbage's Difference engine, the first prototype of the 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now, and documentation of the first typewriter.
Visitors can also be intrigued by some of King George III Collection of scientific instruments from 18th century science or enjoy a more futuristic trip to high-tech Wellcome Wing or IMAX 3D cinema showing science and nature documentaries.
The Museum is ideal for family days out with lots of fun activities for kids as well as adults and is definitely a memorable experience for all.
Address: Exhibition Road, London
Nearest Station: South Kensington