The Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, Greater London, SW7 2DD, England, UK.
W: The Science Museum website 


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John Napier (1550 – 1617), 8th Laird of Merchistoun, was a Scottish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He invented Napier's Bones an abacus for the calculation of products and quotients of numbers. 

He was also the inventor of logarithms. 

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The Science Museum, founded in 1857, is home to over 300,000 items such as the world's first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, and Charles Babbage's Difference Engine.

The items are displayed over seven floors covering subjects such as: The Science and Art of Medicine, Veterinary History, The Science and Art of Medicine, Flight, Science History, New Scientific Discoveries, Computing, Energy, Mathematics, Atmosphere, Agriculture, Materials, Cosmos & Culture, Sound ,Time, Telecommunications, Energy Hall, Space, Code Breaking, Force Fields, Health and many others.

The Science Museum is also made up of galleries some of which are permanent and some of which are temporary.

The museum has large shop selling an extensive range of books, scientific equipment, experiments, gifts and toys.

The museum has three cafés: the Energy Café, the Dana Café and the Media Space Café, all serving hot and cold snacks and drinks. The Deep Blue Restaurant serves family meals. There is also the Shake Bar and picnic areas.

Access to The Science Museum is free.

Facilities at The Science Museum




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Places to visit nearby
Victoria and Albert Museum   0.11 miles (0.17 km)
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, Greater London, SW7 2RL, England, UK.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the largest museum of decorative arts and design in the world, housing a permanent collection of over 4.

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Natural History Museum   0.11 miles (0.18 km)
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, Greater London, SW7 5BD, England, UK.

The Natural History Museum is home to 70 million life and earth science specimens in five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology paleontology and ...

Natural History Museum © David Iliff cc

Lindsey House   0.26 miles (0.42 km)
99-100 Cheyne Walk, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, Greater London, SW10 0DQ, England, UK.

Lindsey House is a Grade II listed house. It is owned by the National Trust but is tenanted and only open to the public by special arrangement.

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Kensington Gardens   0.67 miles (1.07 km)
London, Greater London, W2 2UH, England, UK.

Kensington Gardens, originally the private gardens of Kensington Palace, is one of London's eight public parks.

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Hyde Park   0.77 miles (1.23 km)
Westminster, London, Greater London, W2 2UH, England, UK.

Hyde Park, was opened to the public by Charles I in 1637.

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Carlyle's House   0.95 miles (1.53 km)
Carlyle's House, 24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, Greater London, SW3 5HL, England, UK.

Carlyle's House was the home of the historian and philosopher Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane Welsh Carlyle. The building is a Georgian terraced house dating from 1708.

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Wellington Arch   1.13 miles (1.82 km)
Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, London, Greater London, SW1W 0QH, England, UK.

Wellington Arch is cared for and maintained by English Heritage.

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Places to stay nearby
Ampersand Hotel   0.34 miles (0.54 km)
Harrington Rd SW7 3ER
Ampersand Hotel

The Rembrandt Hotel   0.34 miles (0.54 km)
Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge SW7 2RS
The Rembrandt Hotel

Crowne Plaza London-Kensington   0.43 miles (0.69 km)
Cromwell Rd SW7 4ER
Crowne Plaza London-Kensington

Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington   0.47 miles (0.75 km)
Gloucester Rd SW7 4QH
Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington

The Beaufort   0.51 miles (0.82 km)
Beaufort Gardens SW3 1PP
The Beaufort

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