Science Museum is re-opening soon

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon 

We’re excited to announce that the Science Museum will re-open on Wednesday 19 August 2020 

Our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors and staff. We’ve introduced enhanced cleaning practices and free timed ticketing to ensure you have an enjoyable visit to the museum. 

Special preview for email subscribers

As a thank you, we’re giving email subscribers exclusive access to the museum on Tuesday 18 August, 24-hours before we open to the general public. Head to our website to book your free museum admission tickets and find out how you can have a safe and inspiring visit.

Please be patient with us. Due to high demand, you may need to force refresh your web page (CTRL f5) before booking your tickets.If you’re still having trouble try using incognito mode.    
Book your free museum preview tickets Book your free tickets for 19 August onwards


Plan a visit for the summer

Explore our inspiring free galleries and exhibitions this summer and discover out-of-this-world space rockets in Exploring Space, investigate AI-driven tech at Driverless: Who is in Control? and wander through five extraordinary galleries to learn more about humanity’s relationship with health and medicine.Plan your visit

Keeping you safe

We will be offering you a very warm welcome as always and we have put some new measures in place so that you can enjoy the museum safely. You can read the latest information and our frequently asked questions here.Find out more


Games, activities and more

If you can’t pop into the museum yet you can take a virtual tour and watch along as our curators tell you all about our amazing museum.

You can also experience fun, scientific activities and games at home. Make your own instant ice cream, spring your way through 30 obstacle courses online, design a paper aircraft and more.Explore the museum at home

How you can support the Science Museum

Our mission is to inspire the next generation with science and we need your help to continue this work.

Support us by leaving a review on Tripadvisor, making a purchase on our online shop, or making a donation. Your help large or small will make a huge difference – thank you.

And if you can’t visit us just yet, our incredible collection – and range of activities and learning resources – remain open to you online.      
How to donate