Travellers in London are not always aware of the free museums, exhibitions, experiences, parks and educational places it offers. One such historic and great museum that offers free entry is the London Science museum. You can see the heritage and explore the evolution of science in different periods and era for free. The museum was founded in 1857 displaying the collection of the Royal Society of Arts.
The science exhibits were kept and the art exhibits were moved to the Arts museum. Its holds over 300,000 items like Stephenson’s Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson’s model of DNA, some of the earliest remaining steam engines (Including an example of a Newcomen steam engine, the world’s first steam engine), a working example of Charles Babbage’s Difference engine, the first prototype of the 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now, and documentation of the first typewriter.
Recent additions include the IMAX 3D Cinema showing science and nature documentaries in 3D while the the Wellcome Wing which focuses on digital technology. Here the fourth floor exhibits the ‘Glimpses of Medical History’ and on the fifth floor is the ‘science and the art of medicine’.
The museum that is known for the maximum number of footfalls throughout the year in comparison to any other museums in UK is a great source of learning education. To fully explore the evolution of science and visit this iconic building easily, book a stay with the luxurious Park Grand hotel in Kensington London. Located moments away from the museum, this hotels offers fancy amenities, unmatched comfort and the benefit of its prime location makes it an ideal place to stay. The hotel is just three minutes away the Earl’s Court tube station which makes it easy for you to explore the museum as well the city.
The Science museum shop is every science and technology lover’s dream come true. It offers a range of exciting and high-tech adult lifestyle gadgets, stargazing telescopes, tech gizmos, futuristic devices and also exciting interactive and live experiments happening at the shop. There is something attractive for every age, person and budget. The shop is located on the ground floor and is open 7 days a week (except 24-26 December) from 10:00am-6:00pm (term time) and 10:00-7:00pm (during school holidays).
Have a memorable London trip while you enjoy the Science museum and its shop along with a perfect stay the Park Grand Hotel in Kensington London.