A Guide to the Science Museum for Tech Lovers

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No visit to London would be complete without a visit to the Science Museum, especially if you’re a tech lover!

With dozens or engaging and interactive exhibits, halls full of exhibits celebrating the ingenuity of man and triumphs of scientific discovery, there’s plenty to see and do during your visit.

If you’re staying at our hotels close to Paddington Station, it’s also really easy to reach too. Either take a stroll through Hyde Park if you are feeling energetic or take the tube from nearby Paddington station that takes just twenty minutes to arrive.

Read on to discover some of the amazing exhibits at the Science Museum and why it’s a mecca for tech lovers.

The I-max theatre

You can’t get much more high-tech than the Hubble telescope, and at the Science Museum, you can get a 3D experience of spacewalking astronauts as they perform one of the most important tasks in NASA history.

Narrated by award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, join them on their space mission to discover the impact the Hubble telescope has had on the way we see the universe.

If all that space travel has made you feel a little peckish, then check out our restaurants in Paddington London before heading back to your room.

The Electricity Zone

One of the most popular exhibits for tech fans at the Science Museum is the electricity zone, after all, none of our favourite gadgets would work without this amazing invention!

With several interactive demonstrations to take part in, including ‘Live Wire’, where you can discover the world of generators and wires hidden behind our plug sockets and test your knowledge of electrical safety, there are so many hands-on exhibitions for tech lovers, including the chance to launch your own rocket!

Space Decent Virtual Reality with Tim Peake

Before heading back to one of our hotels close to Paddington Station, don’t forget to check out one of the most techie exhibits the Science Museum has to offer, the virtual reality mission into space with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake.

Using the latest state-of-the-art VR technology, join Tim for a look inside a Soyuz capsule before journeying back to earth on this fully narrated adventure where you’ll be an astronaut too!

Suitable for all ages, this experience is suitable for the whole family, and you don’t need to be a tech lover to enjoy this special space mission.

After all of that excitement and adventure, head back to one of our restaurants near Paddington Station for a ‘welcome back to earth’ feast fit for a space traveller!

The Science Museum is a hugely popular attraction for tourists and London residents alike, but with so many different floors, exhibitions and areas featuring amazing things to see and do, it very rarely seems crowded, so it’s a great place to visit at any time of the day.

Just make sure that you enjoy a good breakfast first as your bound to want to stay all day!