Are you into science and technology and are you looking for the best science museums to visit in London? These are the ones:
Tower BridgeLondonLocated in both of the twin towers, the exhibition is dedicated to the history and construction of the well-known suspension bridge the Tower Bridge. Apart from various short films and interactive displays, visitors can also see some of the original designs of the bridge and visit the Victorian engi
Royal Botanic Gardens, KewRichmondAt the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew visitors can explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history. Climb to the treetops on the Xstrata Treetop Walkway, delve into rainforest inside the iconic Palm House or discover more on a guided tour. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew features exhibits related to
Science MuseumLondonThe Science Museum in London was founded in 1857 and currently holds over 300 000 exhibits, including famous exhibits as the first prototype of the 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now, documentation of the first typewriter, the oldest surviving steam locomotive, a working example of Charles Babbage's
Royal Air Force Museum, LondonEdgwareRoyal Air Force Museum, London is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to: social history, archives, personalities, costume and textiles, weapons and war, science and technology and aviation.
HMS BelfastLondonThe HMS Belfas is a light cruiser that has been converted into a museum permanently moored on the Thames. Visitors are invited to explore the warship and learn what it was like to live on board from the Second World War to 1963. Visitors can explore all 9 decks of the ship and the museum includes in
London Transport MuseumLondonThe London Transport Museum conserves and tries to explain the transport heritage of London. The majority of the exhibits in its collection originated in the collection of London Transport (the organisation that was responsible for the public transport network in London). Its collection has however
Museum of London DocklandsLondonFrom Roman settlement to the development of Canary Wharf, the Museum of London Docklands, housed in a 200 year old warehouse, shows the history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. Many of the objects it has in its collection are from the museum and archives of the P
Old Royal Naval CollegeLondonProtected by UNESCO, this historical complex was designed and constructed by Sir Christopher Wren between 1696 and 1712. Originally built as a hospital, it closed in 1869 and between 1873 and 1998, it was turned into a training establishment for the Royal Navy (as the Royal Naval College). The groun
The Hunterian MuseumLondonRoyal College of Surgeons houses The Hunterian Museum in London. The museum displays thousands of anatomical specimen as well as surgical instruments. It was named after John Hunter, a pioneering surgeon from Scotland. Unfortunately, the museum is now closed due to reconstruction works. It will be r
Down House - Home of Charles DarwinDowneAn intimate window into the life of Englands best known scientist. It was from his study at Down House that Charles Darwin worked on the scientific theories that culminated in a book “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection“ that both scandalised and revolutionised Victorian Britain.
Chelsea Physic GardenLondonChelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London and houses around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible, and useful plants. It includes a garden of medicinal plants, a pharmaceutical garden, with plants arranged according to the ailment they are used to treat, a garden of world medi
Benjamin Franklin HouseLondonHome to Benjamin Franklin between 1757 and 1775, 36 Craven Street is the location where the famous US statesman conducted numerous important experiments such as measuring the effects of the Gulf Stream, exploring Daylight Saving Time and inventing bi-focal lenses. In 1998 the house was restored and
The Royal Observatory - Royal Museums GreenwichLondonThe Royal Observatory has played an important role in astronomical science. It has been turned into a museum which displays astronomical and navigational tools. Visitors of the Royal Observatory Greenwich can stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT
Cutty Sark - Royal Museums GreenwichLondonCutty Sark - Royal Museums Greenwich is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to: world cultures, maritime, science and technology, trade and commerce and social history.
London Museum of Water and SteamBrentfordLondon Museum of Water and Steam is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to: science and technology, land transport and industry. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: metropolitan water board, cornish beam engines, richard trevithick, thomas wicksteed, matthew b
The CrystalLondonThe Crystal in London is home to the world's largest exhibition on the future of cities. It was opened by Siemens in 2012 as a global hub for debate on sustainable living and development.
London Canal MuseumLondonThe London Canal Museum tells the story of London's canals, their people, cargoes, and the horses that pulled their boats. The museum features exhibits related to: trade and commerce, social history, industry, land transport, decorative art, archives, inland waterways, costume and textiles and scien
The Design MuseumLondonThe Design Museum is dedicated to product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. The museum offers an introduction to the history of contemporary design with various permanent exhibitions and opportunities to explore the present and future of design through a programme of temporary
Crossness Engines TrustLondonOpening in 1865, the pumping station at Crossness is the southern outfall of the system designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette to deal with Victorian London's sewage. The Crossness Engines site comprises of two Grade 2 listed buildings and the Grade 1 listed Engine House which houses four of the worlds
Brunel MuseumLondonThe Brunel Museum is a museum in the Brunel Engine House that tells the story of one of the world’s great engineering dynasties. Brunel organised the world’s first underground concert party here in 1827, and the Museum celebrates and interprets music and theatre as well as engineering.
Kempton Steam MuseumFelthamThe Kempton Steam Museum is home of the world's largest operating triple expansion steam engine.
Alexander Fleming Laboratory MuseumLondonAlexander Fleming Laboratory Museum is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to: social history, archives, science and technology and medicine. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: alexander fleming, microbiology, bacteriology, antibiotics and penicillin.
Royal College of PhysiciansLondonRoyal College of Physicians is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to: science and technology, personalities, fine art, decorative and applied art, archives, coins and medals, social history and medicine. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: medical instruments
The Kirkaldy Testing MuseumLondonThe Kirkaldy Testing Museum preserves Kirkaldy's unique Universal Materials Testing Machine - the huge hydraulic powered machine he designed and had built in Leeds - in full working order in the premises he built to house it. The museum has a collection of other smaller testing machines and tells th
The Clockmakers' MuseumLondonThe Clockmakers' Museum is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to: science and technology, decorative and applied art and fine art. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: clockmaking, timepieces, horology, watches, clocks and watch.
Carshalton Water Tower and Historic GardenCarshaltonThe Water Tower is a Grade II-listed early 18th century garden building, sited in the grounds of Carshalton House in Surrey. As the name suggests, this contained a water-powered pump, which supplied water to Carshalton House and the fountains in its garden. However, the building was and is much more
British Optical Association MuseumLondonThe British Optical Association Museum at the College of Optometrists is the museum of the eye care professions. Founded in 1901, the museum is recognised as the oldest optical museum in the world. The collection comprises more than 30,000 items, including historic spectacles, sunglasses, contact le
Wimbledon Windmill MuseumLondonWimbledon Windmill Museum is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to Social History and Science and Technology.
Markfield Beam Engine and MuseumLondonThe Markfield Beam Engine and Museum is a Grade II listed building with a 100 horsepower restored, working steam-powered beam engine from 1886. It is considered to be a masterpiece of Victorian engineering and an example of industrial heritage of social and engineering importance. The building that
National Maritime Museum - Royal Museums GreenwichLondonIn the 'National Maritime Museum' visitors van familiarise themselves with the history of the British navy as well as the naval history of the whole of Europe. The museum was established in 1937 and is one of the largest maritime museums in the world. The museum displays artefacts involving sea and
Hampton Kempton Waterworks RailwayFelthamThe 2ft heritage narrow-gauge railway is adjacent to Kempton Steam Museum and offers rides to the public from March to November every Sunday (and some Saturdays). The Museum houses the largest fully operational triple-expansion steam engine in the world. and is 'in steam' only seven weekends a year,
British Dental Association MuseumLondonBritish Dental Association Museum is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to: photography, archives, coins and medals, medicine, science and technology, fine art, social history and film and media. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: pelican extraction tools fr
Walthamstow Pumphouse MuseumLondonWalthamstow Pumphouse Museum is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to: maritime, science and technology, social history, land transport, industry, aviation and toys and hobbies. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: our unique marshall c class grade ii listed s
The London Sewing Machine MuseumLondonThe London Sewing Machine Museum is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to Costume and Textiles and Industry.
Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical SocietyLondonMuseum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to Photography, Medicine, Industry, Decorative and Applied Art, Science and Technology, Trade and Commerce, Natural Sciences, Fine Art, Social History, Coins and Medals, Design and Archives. Key th
Barts Pathology MuseumLondonBarts Pathology Museum is a museum in London. The museum features exhibits related to Medicine.
Centre of the CellLondon
Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society MuseumCoulsdonCroydon Natural History and Scientific Society Museum is a museum in Coulsdon. The museum features exhibits related to Archives, Natural Sciences, World Cultures, Archaeology, Social History, Costume and Textiles and Science and Technology.
British Airways Speedbird Heritage CentreLongfordBritish Airways Speedbird Heritage Centre is a museum in Harmondsworth. The museum features exhibits related to Archives, Aviation, Costume and Textiles and Social History.
Wandle Industrial MuseumMitchamWandle Industrial Museum is a museum in Mitcham. The museum features exhibits related to Social History, Land Transport, Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Maritime, Fine Art and Archives.
Whitewebbs Museum of TransportEnfield