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To travel to the Science Museum by train, you'll need to head into central London and change to the Underground or local buses. The nearest London Underground station is South Kensington station, which is on the District, Piccadilly and Circle Lines - you can reach it directly from Victoria (District and Circle) and King's Cross (Piccadilly). To reach the museum, use the subway from the station concourse. It's a walk of just over five minutes.

 

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Advance Purchase tickets are available to from the Ticket office between 07:00-21:00
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 04:00 - 01:00
Sunday 06:00 - 01:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 1
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number0207 401 8444
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Flower stall Hairdresser Shoe repairer Wide range of shops Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
The ATM machines are located on the Eastern and Central Concourse (Platforms 1 and 7) and also within a retail outlet on the station (Grosvenor Hotel).
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesSituated on central concourse and platform 2.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Sunday 07:00-21:50 

Via Network Rail Reception

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA UK Ltd
Car parking spaces107
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Alongside station entrance, on exit to Wilton Road, On platform 7/8 behind gates
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Access to the underground - via steps

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Available on request

Taxi rank outside main station entrance

About Science Museum

The Science Museum is a seven-floor metropolis of chemistry, biology and physics, ranging in scope from rocks deep within the earth to the farthest reaches of space. There are amazing educational and interactive exhibits everywhere you look - step into the Energy Hall on the ground floor and you're confronted by full size rockets, satellites and airplanes hanging from the roof. It's a marvellous sight, and it's just the tip of the iceberg. Keep exploring and you'll find the world's oldest surviving steam engine, Puffing Billy, dating back to 1815; and a large Foucault Pendulum, which demonstrates the rotation of the earth. The museum was founded in 1909 and created from the extensive Science Collection of the South Kensington Museum, which itself dated back to 1857.

The museum was expanded and opened in stages between 1918 and 1928, and the most recent addition is an IMAX cinema. Inside the Science Museum's walls there are more than 300,000 items including: Alcock and Brown's Vickers-Vimy, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic; an imitation of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA; the Apollo 10 Command Module; and a working model of the world's first ever computer. All in all, if science is your thing, you won't find a better day out in London.

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