Seven floors of educational and entertaining exhibits, including the Apollo 10 command module and a flight simulator. The Wellcome Wing houses six galleries showcasing developments in contemporary science, medicine and technology. The Medical History Gallery in the museum's attic contains a substantial collection of medical history treasures, many of which were acquired by Henry Wellcome in the nineteenth century. Pattern Pod introduces under-eights to the importance of patterns in contemporary science and Launch Pad is a popular hands-on gallery where children can explore basic scientific principles. The Exploring Space galleries include exhibits such as the three-metre-high, 600kg Spacelab 2 X-ray telescope that was flown on British space missions and full-scale models of the Huygens Titan probe and Beagle 2 Mars Lander. The museum has its own IMAX cinema (£10, £8 children & concs). Legend of Apollo at the Force Field 4D Effects Theatre is a multi-sensory simulator experience that allows visitors to see and feel what it's like to take part in a space mission.
|Venue name:||Science Museum||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-6pm (last admission 5.15pm)|
|Transport:||Tube: South Kensington|
|Price:||Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions|