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26 Science, Technology & Industry
museums in London

From the electro-magnetic discoveries made by Michael Faraday, to the rise and fall of London's canals and water ways—learn more about London's scientific, technological and industrial history with visit to one of these museums.

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Design Museum

One of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design.

Central LONDON

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HMS Belfast

The battleship that served with distinction in both the Second World War and the Korean War.

Central LONDON

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Kirkaldy Testing Museum

The unique Victorian workshop that sets international standards in testing materials.

Central LONDON

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London Canal Museum

Once used by industry and nowadays home to many colourful boats, the museum tells the story of all aspects of London’s canals.

North LONDON

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London Fire Brigade Museum

Old fire appliances and other equipment tell the history of firefighting since 1666.

Central LONDON

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London Museum of Water and Steam

One of London’s most significant Victorian visitor attractions housing some of the world’s rarest working steam engines.

West LONDON

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London Sewing Machine Museum

Around 700 sewing machines are exhibited in glass cabinets, dating from around 1850 to 1950.

South LONDON

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London Transport Museum

The transport heritage of Britain's capital city explained through artefacts and interactive displays.

Central LONDON

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Museum of London Docklands

The history of London's River Thames told in a set of 19th centuary Georgian sugar warehouses.

East LONDON

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Royal Observatory Greenwich and Peter Harrison Planetarium

London’s only planetarium and features state-of-the-art HD projection technology, visualisations based on real scientific data and real astronomers.

South LONDON

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Science Museum

Featured across seven floors, exhibitions include the developments in contemporary science, medicine and technology.

West LONDON

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The British Library

The national library of the United Kingdom and largest library in the world with historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC.

Central LONDON

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The Brunel Museum

Scheduled Ancient monument, international landmark site and oldest tunnel in the oldest underground in the world.

East LONDON

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The Crossness Engines

Built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London's sewerage system, contains the four original pumping engines from 1865.

Outer LONDON

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The Faraday Museum

The story of the electromagnetic discoveries made by Michael Faraday in the 19th century.

Central LONDON

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The Golden Hinde II

Experience the life of a 16th century explorer aboard the Golden Hinde II, a full-sized reconstruction of the ship Sir Francis Drake.

Central LONDON

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The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum reveals Britain's history of society and communications through artefacts as letters, stamps and even the underground Mail Rail.

Central LONDON

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The Stephens Collection

The life story of Henry ‘Inky’ Stephens with fascinating artefacts and memorabilia from the history of the man, to his business and passions.

North LONDON

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The Tower Bridge Exhibition

One of the most impressive structures in the capital that has stood over the River Thames since 1894.

Central LONDON

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The Wandle Industrial Museum

The museum tells the stories of the different industries that used the River Wandle. Such as Young’s Brewery, William Morris and Liberty’s.

Outer LONDON

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Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

A collection of artifacts of nostalgic origin located in Hall Lane. The museum holds around 14,500 artifacts of domestic and agricultural us

Outer LONDON

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Twinings Museum

The small museum within the shop, that's been on the Strand since 1717 displays the history of Twinings with photos, packaging and memorabillia.

Central LONDON

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V&A (Victoria & Albert) Museum

Founded in 1852, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.

West LONDON

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Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

Housed in a former Victorian waste water pumping station and devoted to the technology and industrial history of Walthamstow.

East LONDON

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Wellcome Collection Museum

The collection of medical curiosities and implements, tell the story and explore connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.

Central LONDON

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Wimbledon Windmill Museum

A distinctive landmark since 1817, the museum tells the story of the development of the English windmill through models and machinery.

South LONDON