What's on: Exhibitions & Events on at The Science Museum London


Here is the latest What's on guide for The Science Museum London (www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do). These exhibitions & galleries are ideal to take your students with many offering curriculum links for Key stage 2 through to Key stage 5. We can tailor your tour to your specific requirements. For what Galina can offer you Visit www.schooltours.co.uk for our full range of tours. 

  • Mission to Mercury: BEPI COLOMBO

*Special Exhibition*

Dates: 16 May 2018 - tbc

A fascinating new exhibition on European Space Agency (ESA) first spacecraft to investigate Mercury, Bepi Colombo, was unveiled at the Science Museum in May.

The highlight of the exhibition is the full-sized engineering model of Bepi Colombo which is on loan to the Science Museum from ESA and was developed and built for ESA by Airbus, the mission’s prime industrial contractor. Airbus engineers prepared the model for display at the Science Museum.

  • Superbugs: The Fight for our lives

*Special Exhibition*

Dates: 9 Nov 2017 - Mid-March 2019

The  exhibition evaluates how society is responding to the massive challenge of antibiotic resistance, featuring scientific research from across the globe and the personal stories of those waging war on the super-bugs.

  • Mathematics: The Winton Gallery


Dates: Open Daily

Uncover the hidden stories of mathematics and unearth how it has moulded our world. Recommended for students aged 12 and over.

Curriculum Links: STEM, Maths, Engineering, History
Key Stage Suitability: KS3 (age 11 to 14), KS4 (age 14 to 16), KS5 (age 16+)

  • The last Tsar: Blood & Revolution

*Special Exhibition*

Dates: 21 Sept 2018 - 24 March 2019

Investigate the remarkable lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and go behind the scenes to reveal the science behind one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

  • Space Descent VR with Tim Peake

*Immersive Experience*

Using the latest state-of-the-art VR technology, you’ll get a 360° view inside a Soyuz capsule and encounter the thrill of being an astronaut. Tim Peake will be the guide on an out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that will put the visitor in the pilot's seat of a Soyuz capsule as you retrace Tim's 400km journey back to Earth.

  • Dream Big: Engineering our World 3D (U)

Dates & times vary

From the Great Wall of China and the world’s highest buildings to underwater robots and solar-powered cars, engineering plays a crucial role in so many of our greatest innovations.

  • Wonderlab: The Equinox Gallery

*Interactive Gallery*

Dates: Open Daily

The Wonderlab gallery has over 50 exhibits & live shows to enjoy. Spread over several zones, there's plenty of opportunity for students to get hands on with experiments.

  • Tomorrow's World


Students can review the newest ideas alongside the opinions of leading scientists, engineers, designers and thinkers at the Tomorrow's World Gallery. The gallery has a range of small displays about topical science stories. The displays are refreshed every few months to reflect the latest innovations.

Curriculum Links: STEM, Science, Working Scientifically, Engineering, Design and Technology
Key Stage Suitability: KS3 (age 11 to 14), KS4 (age 14 to 16), KS5 (age 16+)

  • The Sun: Living with our Star

*Special Exhibition*

Dates: 6 October 2018 - 6 May 2019

The awesome power, beauty and dark side of the Sun is revealed in this exhibition. Spectacular interactive experiences and unique artefacts  explore our relationship with the Sun.

  • Red Arrows 3D - Simulator

Open Daily

With stunning 3D vision and flight simulator technology, students will get to see and feel the experience of flying in the cockpit of a Red Arrows jet  in this incredible flight simulation theatre.

Curriculum Links: Science, Forces and motion
Key Stage Suitability: KS2 (age 7 to 11), KS3 (age 11 to 14), KS4 (age 14 to 16)

  • Information Age


Open Daily

Learn about the science of communication and information networks. There are six themed zones called 'Networks': The Cable, The Exchange, The Broadcast, The Web, The Cell, The Constellation. This gallery is perfect for cross-curricular work, including Science, History and Computing.

Curriculum Links: Physics, Space, Science, Sound, Electricity and magnetism, Computing, Engineering, Design and Technology, History
Key Stage Suitability: KS3 (age 11 to 14), KS4 (age 14 to 16), KS5 (age 16+)

  • Exploring Space


Open Daily

Discover what it was like for the first astronauts to land on the Moon. Explore these questions through objects including rockets and satellites, probes and landers. Students can also find out what it would take to be an astronaut.

Curriculum Links: Science, Space, Engineering
Key Stage Suitability: KS2 (age 7 to 11), KS3 (age 11 to 14), KS4 (age 14 to 16), KS5 (age 16+)

  • The Clockmakers'  Museum


Open Daily

Manufactured by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and once located in the Guildhall The collection includes more than 1000 watches, 80 clocks, 25 marine chronometers and many fine sundials and examples of hand engraving, mapping the history of innovation in watch and clock making in London from 1600 to the present day.



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