The Sun — Living With Our Star

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Address:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London
Tel:
0870 870 4868

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
6th October 2018 to 6th May 2019
During school term: 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun) – During half-term holidays: 10 AM to 7 PM (Mon-Sun) – During Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays: 10 AM to 6.30 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 45 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Adults £15; Children (under-16) free. See sciencemuseum.org.uk

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The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of our closest star through a series of impressive imagery, hands-on objects and child-friendly exhibits.

The Sun is at the centre of our solar system and its warm light affects our entire lives, from our environment and health to our sense of time.

Humans have been trying to harness its power and uncover its many secrets since the dawn of civilisation, and this exhibition will include objects from the entire stretch — from 3,000-year-old artefacts to future space missions and nuclear fusion reactors.

Along the way you'll be able to bask in the sunlight on an indoor beach, see what you look like wearing historic sunglasses in a digital mirror, and see the Sun rising around the world on a huge illuminated display.

 

Talk about this event

Craig’s review of Science Museum – “If you are anything like me, then you will love learning about industrial-sized pistons and pipes and steam traction engines dating from the years 1715 to 1904. So when you walk into the Science Museum it will be like walking into heaven. The first hall is like a big factory floor filled with pumps and pipes and pulleys and levers, huge wheels and iron turbines, all… continued”

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If you enjoy Science Museum then you might like to visit Natural History Museum (you can walk there in less than 1 min) and Royal Observatory (catch the train from South Kensington to Greenwich)

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