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The Science Museum covers all kinds of science – from the dawn of time to modern day marvels, with working exhibits and push-button displays.
The Energy Hall on the ground floor concentrates on the machines that kick-started the Industrial Revolution – like the Puffing Billy and Robert Stevenson’s Rocket.
On the first floor you can see early examples of telecommunications like William Cooke’s five-needle telegraph, and Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine – the world’s first automatic computer.
A fun section in the basement deals with the everyday objects that we always take for granted, like washing machines and kettles. It also plays host to a series of inventions that failed to make the grade – and invites you to guess their intention. (Not always easy!)
The Flight Gallery on the third floor is a must for aviation fans. Every spare space is taken up with airplanes and helicopters suspended from the ceiling – from the earliest flying machines to modern-day rockets.
Two of the highlights are John Alcock’s Vickers Vimy – the first aircraft to fly non-stop across the Atlantic – and Amy Johnson’s Gipsy Moth.
There is also a flight simulator for the kids, and a life-size mock-up of the Apollo 10 Command Module.
The three floors of the Wellcome Wing deal with cutting-edge technology, nuclear physics, and the latest advances in medicine. You can also follow along with stories in the scientific press, and see Francis Crick’s model of DNA.
The Science Museum also has an IMAX cinema. This 3D screen is as big as five double-decker buses and takes you into farthest space and the deepest reaches of the ocean.
Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care to Science Museum South KensingtonThe Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
500 years of Robots — at the Science Museum to Science Museum South KensingtonThe Science Museum will be exploring the last 500 years of robots, with over 100 robots on display, plus 12 working models.
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