Saturday, 8 September 2012

The Science Museum, London

Yes, it's science, but there isn't a whiff of geekiness in this museum. In fact, strolling through the exhibits, I was taken aback by just how cool the Science Museum is. With over twenty different galleries spread over several floors, you can easily while away an afternoon, or even a whole day in here.

Exploring the exhibits, it's difficult not to feel a sense of pride and awe over the extraordinary accomplishments of scientists and pioneers over the centuries. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Making the Modern World gallery, which showcases hundreds of the world's most iconic inventions from the 1700s through to the 21st Century. You'll find the Apollo 10 command module here, along with Stephenson's original 'Rocket' locomotive, the Raleigh Chopper children's bicycle and Crick and Watson's DNA model. Prepare to be enthralled!

Another absolute treat is the Exploring Space gallery that follows the history of the space age starting from 1957 with the launch of Sputnick 1, to sending spacecrafts to other planets, walking on the moon and launching thousands of satellites across the world.

Also on site is an Imax cinema and a museum shop that's brimming with gadgtes, science toys and gifts. There are also a couple of cafe's and restaurants which are ideal if, like me, you need to sit down and consume copious amounts of coffee and cake to get over the fact that you're extraordinarlily stupid compared to the remarkably talented inventors of the bygone eras. (I had two pieces of cake...)

As with all the major museums and galleries in London, the Science Museum is free, so there's really no excuse not to drop by for a little lesson in all things scientific.

For further info check out the Science Museum's website here



  1. Great suggestion for a place to visit. The science museum looks brilliant.