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The Science Museum in London is located on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD. Opening times for the museum are as follows: Open daily from 10am to 6pm, with last entry at 5:15pm. Galleries start to close 30 minutes before the museum’s closing time.
Entry to the museum is typically free with donations welcome – a ticket is required for some events, activities, galleries, and special exhibitions. Lates, an adults-only evening event occurs on the last Wednesday of every month (except December), from 6:45pm to 10pm.
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Parking at the Science Museum
The Science Museum does not have any parking facilities. There are however a small number of disabled parks on Exhibition Road for Blue Badge holders to use.
The nearest pay and display bays are on Prince Consort Road and Queen's Gate. As Exhibition Road is partly in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and partly in the City of Westminster, some bays on Queen’s Gate have times and tariffs set by the City of Westminster at £3.70 per hour. In the area of Kensington and Chelsea, parking tariffs are set at £4.00 per hour, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6:30pm. On Saturday, parking tariffs apply either 8:30am to 1:30pm or 6:30pm depending on the location of the bay. Please check the nearest pay and display machine for details.
London Pavilion Road - NCP Car Park – 28 Pavilion Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 0HH
- 20-minute walk to the Science Museum
- 300 spaces (2 disabled bays)
- 1.9m height restriction
- Open 24 hours, Monday to Sunday
- Electric Car Charging Facilities
- Charges: 1 hour/£10.10; 1-2 hours/£17.00; 2-4 hours/£28.00; 4-24 hours/£40.00
- Motorcycles £5.00 per day
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Getting to Science Museum
By Tube: South Kensington, located on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines, is a 5-minute walk from the Museum. A pedestrian subway connects South Kensington station to the main entrance of the museum. Gloucester Road, a 15-minute walk from the museum, is also on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.
By Bus: Bus routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop outside South Kensington Underground Station. Bus routes 9, 10, 52, 452 and 70 stop outside the Royal Albert Hall on Kensington Gore.
By Bicycle: Bicycle stands are not provided at the museum, however folding bikes can be left in the cloakroom on the ground floor for a nominal fee. Docking stations provided by Transport London Barclays Cycle Hire are outside the museum entrance on Exhibition Road.
Disabled Parking in Science Museum
There are 12 Blue Badge parking bays available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road. Blue Badge holders may park there for four hours between 08.30 and 18.30. London Pavilion Road, NCP Car Park, has 2 designated disabled parks.
To see a map with all disabled bays close to the Science Museum, visit the Blue Badge Parking website.
Need a boost? Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in the Science Museum area. You will find these at:
- Imperial College Campus (SW7 2AZ)
- 60 Prince Consort Road (SW7 2BG)
- 6a Cromwell Place (SW7 2JN)
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Parking in central London is generally free on Sundays and bank holidays, however, make sure to check parking signage as restrictions may exist in certain areas and on different bank holidays.
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Does the Science Museum have a shop?
Yes, the Science Museum has a well-equipped shop where you can find the perfect science museum themed gift or souvenir.
Is photography permitted in the Science Museum?
Yes, handheld cameras are permitted for private and non-commercial use, except in areas where photography is restricted (this will be clearly signposted) or for photos and videos of any person without their permission.
What is the address of the Science Museum, London?
The Science Museum, London, is located on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD.
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