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An indulging must see attraction
Science Museum (London)
Member Name: arjun22
Science Museum (London)
Advantages: Excellent displays, IMAX, Force field attraction,Galleries,Grea t shops, Variety of section to keep e
Disadvantages: Average yet expensive food
Science museum (London)- An indulging must see attraction
I used to love science when I was in school. Although I wanted to visit this one quite a few times but it was only last weekend that I could manage to be there. This is an eternal classic collection.
The best part is the reach ability as it is located in central London ( South Kensington) which is easily accessible from any parts. Please make no presupposition that it is only to amaze kids as I find so many informative pieces that I was really baffled. I would suggest you take a map while you enter (of course free entry).
The ground floor sets the tone for the entire museum with plethora of amazing jet engines, steam engines, locomotives, models of planes, cars and trucks dated way back. I also find the years engraved on the floor which suggests the innovation and the evolution science has made in each of the periods and it was quite remarkable to gauze deep on our progress. I liked the energy hall and exploring space as they were really striking and generating interest.
The basement is themed around garden and typically centred for kids.i did not spend much time there as I was interested to explore others.
The first floor is centred on materials evolution and I find it average although there were lot of interactive sound and light effect to keep the attention. I started heading up the floors and was really startled with collection of computing, communicating and medical themes. Each one of them is intriguing and calls for attention. The explanations are quite easy to understand and are highlighted wonderfully. I was very impressed with the mindboggling computing devices collection and ancient medical exhibits which were really good.
The shopping area is quite good and is very well laid out to accommodate various gadgets, posters, wall hangers and collection of books. I find the prices quite reasonable and did purchase couple of science fiction books for my niece.
By this time I was quite tired and thought of moving on to superb IMAX 3D cinema. I find it just superb. I went for a dinosaurs show and believe me I really felt them alive. The ticket price at £8.00 per adult was reasonable keeping in view of the quality. I would also recommend FORCE FIELD because it is very unique experience of watching motion effects simulation of Appllo mission and the animation is really great. The ticket is priced at £5 but if you take a combined package it would be around £11 (A better bargain!!)
I was feeling very hungry at the end of my day out and thought of having some food and headed off to family restaurant located on the ground floor .It was not a very happy hunting for me at the end as I find average taste pizzas in quite expensive range.
Overall what I had achieved ? A wonderful day out!!
Summary: A superb effort to bring science to the masses !!
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