Next Stop: The Science Museum


With the summer holidays only days away for many parents, now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to entertain your little treasures. From parks to plays, London has lots on offer but one destination in particular – the Science Museum – has long been a winning choice. We find out why.

The Location
Located on Exhibition Road, the Science Museum, as the name of the street suggests, is not the only museum on the block. Over the road from the Victoria and Albert Museum and next door to the Natural History Museum, this really is the perfect area for those who want to see some of London’s premier exhibitions without trawling from one side of the city to the other. All three museums are also a stone’s throw from South Kensington Tube station, which will please tired three year-olds, and can be accessed via an underground walkway for added safety.

The Cost
Or rather, the lack of cost. Like many other big museums, the Science Museum has free entry and only a number of the exhibits are ticketed, which is great news for families on a budget. If you do decide to pay for something like the on-site IMAX ticket then concessions are available for children as well as family tickets (which, rather refreshingly, aren’t just your stand two parents and two kids).

The Activities
One reason that the Science Museum remains so popular is that it appeals just as much to parents as it does to their children. From the adult-only Dana Centre which hosts free lectures and performance events to the hands-on Launch Pad gallery for kids, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained, whatever your age.

Find out more: The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD.

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