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Science Museum

Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, UK

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About Science Museum

Holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including famous items as Stephenson's Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, the Apollo 10 command module, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, among many others.


Attractions near Science Museum

Natural History Museum0.18km from Science Museum

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture, and also for the specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

Victoria and Albert Museum0.21km from Science Museum

World's largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.

Kensington Palace1.21km from Science Museum

A residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Today, the State Rooms are open to the public and displays many paintings and other objects from the Royal Collection.

Hyde Park1.22km from Science Museum

Largest Royal Park in London, divided by the Serpentine and the Long Water lakes. The park covers 142 hectares (350 acres) and it is a popular spot for demonstrations, parades and other events.

Buckingham Palace2.29km from Science Museum

Symbol and home of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. The palace has 775 rooms, and the garden is the largest private garden in London. The staterooms, used for official and state entertaining, are open to the public each year for most of August and September and on some days in winter and spring.

Royal Academy of Arts2.73km from Science Museum

Institution to to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. The Royal Academy has an important collection of books, archives and works of art accessible for research and display.

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Greater London is a ceremonial county of England that makes up the majority of the London region. This region forms the administrative boundaries of London and is organised into 33 local government districts—the 32 London boroughs and the City of London, which is located within the region but is separate from the county.