Science Museum IMAX 3D

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Venue name: Science Museum IMAX 3D
Address: Exhibition Rd
South Kensington
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  • Time Out says
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    Howard Hall’s sub-aquatic 3D trip opens with one of the most effective IMAX sequences yet: a static shot of a calm lagoon so lifelike you might feel the urge to dip your toes. Then the camera dives beneath the surface and we’re presented with a ka...
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4.3 / 5

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Callum A

We really enjoyed this light hearted and informative documentary about Humanoids. 3D effects were wonderful as were the venue. Would be a worthwhile visit for all ages.


Easy going, informative and fun! Enjoyed the comparisons with 'the human machine.' My young daughter (aged 13) thoroughly enjoyed it. Impressed by the venue and comfortable auditorium. 3D effects were great.

Zohra J

I think I vaguely recollected there being an IMAX inside the Science Museum, but I never got around to experiencing it untill I did. Great experience, staff were super helpful and it is accessible all the way through to the screen if you are turning up with a pram or a wheelchair. 

Adam G

I was very pleased with my visit to the IMAX at the science museum. I wasn't actually aware it was an IMAX until I arrived and it was an unexpected pleasure. The screen is huge (Apparently the size of 28 taxis!) with a light that burns at the same temperature as the surface of the sun...

The room itself wasn't huge but this was nice as it provided a more exclusive feel. The seats were comfy, there were plenty of staff available to guide you outside to the toilets etc and there was even a snack bar selling the usual treats, really giving it the feel of a regular cinema.

The science museum itself is a great day out, and if you want to add that little extra something to your visit, the IMAX is a good way to go!

O. Gordon

Having been to the science museum several times over the years, I realised I'd never actually visited the cinema there. It really does seem quite a novelty tucked away at the top of the museum. Once in, all the familiar sights and smells of the cinema are there, including a nice big Imax screen. I saw Robots 3D, which is something I would highly recommend for families. The 3d worked very well and the content has something for both adults and children alike. 

I'd be interested to see if they show any Hollywood films there as it's location give those who live in SW/W London an excuse not to travel to the BFI Imax in Waterloo. My only real gripe was that for a 45 min film it seemed a little overpriced but hey, this is London, what do you expect?

Alex F

The IMAX screen at the science museum is very little different in what it offers compaired to the one at the Southbank. I was lucky enough to see Robots 3D there which was an interesting documentary into how far robots have come along, rather than a look at how they are going to take over the world like something out of Teeminator, more about how they are being built to help in modern day society whilst pushing the boundaries of technology. This was a fun family documentary voiced by Simon Pegg which was not only entertaining but insightful and a great 3D film.

Anthony W

The first time I found out an Imax exists in the Science Museum! We treated this as a good day out with the partner and Timeout never disappoints with its random free experiences. Thank you again!


Amazing IMAX cinema inside the Science museum! The theatre is equipped with a huge 70mm IMAX 3D screen (much better than many cinemas in London) and spacious seats that provide a great experience. I love this cinema! I have seen all the movies playing here and my preference is: No 1 Mysteries of the Unseen World" (amazing film), No 2 "Under the Sea", No 3 "Hidden Universe" and No 4 "Robots". All movies are both for adults & kids. The latest of all these movies is the "Robots" but it is the most childish & boring of all four. I definitely suggest you to go and try science museum's IMAX 3D experience! You'll love it! effects, costumes, different set designs that you are going to be amazed!

Katie F

I never knew there was a full Imax in the Science Museum so that was the first surprise. Fun for adults and kids alike. A 30 minute walk through humanoid robotics. This is interesting, informative, fun and a great educational cinema experience if you're looking for something to refresh your Science Museum experience.