London Science Museum
INTERACTIVE EXPLORATION ON EXHIBITION ROAD
The Science Museum is one of the capital’s top attractions. Founded in 1857, it attracts over 3 million visitors annually with its collection of 300,000 items. This free museum should be top of your list of things to do in London. All this excitement is a 30-minute tube ride away from the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel.
Discover the thrill of science in London
There’s plenty here to capture the imagination, with activities suitable for all ages – making it the perfect child-friendly attraction for families. Explore
- Outer space
- The IMAX cinema
- Late-night lectures and discos
- Sleepovers for kids
- The Garden – an interactive space where children can play with water, light and sound.
Admission to the main collection is free, but there is an additional charge for certain exhibits and experiences.
What to see and do at the London Science Museum
Awaken your inner pilot by jumping on a flight simulator that will take you for a 360° swirl. There’s an extra cost for this hands-on experience, but it’s worth it for the realistic sensation of flying!
Flight enthusiasts can also get close to a variety of aircrafts, including the Gipsy Moth – the original plane used by Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in 1930 – as well as the Vickers Vimy, the first aircraft to fly non-stop over the Atlantic Ocean.
This is your chance to come face-to-face with Apollo 10, the spacecraft used for the 4th manned mission to orbit the moon. You’ll find it in the Making the Modern World gallery., Here you can explore some of the world’s most important objects, including penicillin and a DNA model from 1953.
The museum also covers the concept of time. Along with a collection of over 1,000 historic clocks and timepieces, you can see a clock that’s designed to outlive us all. The Clock of the Long Now is expected to run for 10,000 years and its first prototype is on display.
Plan your visit from the Portman Hotel
- By bus - Catch bus 10 from the Marble Arch Station Park Lane stop, just a short walk from the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel. Get off at Exhibition Road to visit the Science Museum.
- By tube - Walk 10 minutes to Bond Street Underground Station and take the Jubilee line to Green Park. Change at Green Park and travel to South Kensington on the Piccadilly line. You can then walk through the subway to the museum entrance.
- Opening Times
10:00 – 19:00 (School Holidays). Last entry 18.15.
To avoid the crowds, visit early or after 15.00.
- Entrance is free, but charges apply to special exhibitions
- No parking