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Nearest train station to Science Museum

Trains to Science Museum

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.

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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.

Science Museum Details

Address

Exhibition Rd
London
SW7 2DD

0870 870 4868

Opening times

Monday to Sunday: 10.00 to 18.00

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