London is undoubtedly one of the most famous cities in terms of tourism, not only in old Europe, but all over the world. It’s a wonder – so many attractions, mixed with varying degrees of truthfulness of stereotypes about local features, an alluring detachment from continental Europe and a surprising spirit of rebellion for conservative England… all this attracts visitors from all over the world to the capital of the country. All this draws visitors from all over the world to the country’s capital. In addition to the other advantages, London is famous for its amazing museums. And perhaps one of the most interesting collections of the capital of the United Kingdom is a huge (no kidding: 30,000 square meters) and extremely interesting Science Museum.
London Science Museum appeared in the second half of the century before last, so this exhibition place has a really glorious and rich history. It is a part of the National Science and Technology Museum. And the prerequisite for its creation was an exhibition of technological advances, held in London in 1851. After such a remarkable and grand event in the British capital a lot of different curiosities were left, which became the basis for the future collection.
The storerooms and exhibition rooms were constantly replenished and renewed, but the process started especially after the end of the First World War. Every year since 1919 there has been a mass of new exhibits on display, along with major exhibitions and other events.
What to see
The exhibition is housed in an important building constructed by the famous architect Richard Allison. First of all, everyone is amazed by the cyclopean size of the museum. Suffice it to say that cars and even airplanes are exhibited directly within the walls. The structure of the collection is built on a chronological principle. So, first we see steam engines and ancient steam locomotives, and then the tour ends in the hall of robotics and other scientific innovations.
From steam engines and airplanes to ancient scalpels and medieval cuckoo clocks, the London Science Museum seems to have it all.
What else can you see at the Science Museum? Besides the already-mentioned steam trains, which invariably enthuse little visitors, here are medical instruments from Antiquity and the Middle Ages. You can get acquainted with the methods of treatment and diagnosis that existed then, or, for example, with the ancient craft of watchmaking, in order to understand the essence of this amazing and necessary art. Another highlight of the museum are interactive exhibitions about physical phenomena.
Address: London, Exhibition Road.
The nearest subway station is South Kensington. You can also get there by ground transport. Next to the museum building there is a stop of bus routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430, C1.
Every day from 10:00 to 18:00 (except December 24-26).
Admission to the museum is free.
- Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM