Science Museum IMAX  

 
 
ADDRESS
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2DD
 
 
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Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm
 
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Adult £8, Child £6.25, Family £18.50 - £25.50
 

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The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where you can get the full cinematic experience in 3D. With digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), the IMAX is, without doubt, the most technically impressive modern cinema in the country. Watching a film here is more like taking part in the action - travel from the depths of the ocean up to the far reaches of outer space via a series of spectacular 3D and 2D films. Given the location, within the Science Museum, it's not surprising that a large proportion of their 3D programme is dedicated to nature films, space adventures, earthquakes and prehistoric creatures, but there are some mainstream movie cartoon features too. 3D documentaries add to the portfolio and, while the 2D films are by no means as visually dynamic they are still impressive on this impressively large screen.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £177  31% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
With 33 open plan, one, two and three bedroom apartments, Cheval Harrington Court offers exceptional home living within the heart of South Kensington. The newly refurbished ... More
 
 
 
Grange Strathmore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  28% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Ideally located in London's affluent and fashionable Kensington area, the Grange Strathmore Hotel is an elegantly restored London townhouse, combining Victorian splendour with modern day luxury. ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  35% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Formerly home to the Vanderbilt family, this grand Victorian townhouse with an imposing frontage is now part of the Radisson brand. Located on the bustling Cromwell ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Cinemas nearest Science Museum IMAX

Nearest to Science Museum IMAX
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 24 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 30 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
 
 
 
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Near Science Museum IMAX
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
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Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 16 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Chickenshed theatre company has been working to make theatre inclusive for over 30 years and in 2011 they launched a new theatre programme in Kensington and ... More
 
 
 
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Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces Of English Medieval Embroidery
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st October 2016 to 5th February 2017 - Various Times
Science Museum IMAX, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Explore a selection of embroidery from the Middle Ages. Featuring surviving examples of exquisite craftsmanship, this exhibition will focus on the artistic skill of the makers ...More
 
 
 
Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th January to 4th February 2017
Science Museum IMAX, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil's 33rd production is a celebration of love. The Montreal-based circus company, renowned for its ...More
 
 
 
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Tim Burgess
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 23rd January 2017 - 8pm
Science Museum IMAX, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
The singer and musician from Cheshire, best known as the frontman of The Charlatans, performs new wave-indie, which takes influences from psychedelic-rock....More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Science Museum IMAX
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Science Museum IMAX
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Science Museum IMAX
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
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Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | Same location as Science Museum IMAX
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Science Museum IMAX
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
 
 
 
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Ognisko Polskie
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Polish cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Ognisko Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
55 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
The terrace at Ognisko Restaurant is "tented and lanterned" and overlooks a small park, making Guardian ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Science Museum IMAX

Near Science Museum IMAX
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 16 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Science Museum IMAX.
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 10 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 12 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Science Museum IMAX.
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Science Museum IMAX
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum IMAX
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
 

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Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 23rd January 2017 

Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from Science Museum Imax

Russell Keable conducts a performance of Stravinsky's Scenes De Ballet and Bruckner's Symphony No 4 (Romantic)....More

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Wish List
Theatre | Until 11th February 2017 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Science Museum Imax

Katherine Soper's new familial drama takes on the timely subject of zero-hour contracts. Staged at the Royal Court Theatre, Wish ...More

 
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Science Museum Imax

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Science Museum Imax

Lockwood Kipling, father to Rudyard Kipling, was an influential but largely unknown figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and ...More

 
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Science Museum Imax

Tighten your girdle. This spring the V&A tells the story of underwear, from the sensory to ...More

 
You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Science Museum Imax

Taking its title from the famous 1968 Beatles song, this major V&A exhibition ...More

 
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
Tours | Until 1st March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Science Museum Imax

Following Scrooge's Cryptic Christmas Trail in 2013, HiddenCity launched another festive trail in 2014 and it continues through this year's ...More

 
Stefan Bednarczyk: Beyond A Joke
Concerts | Until 24th January 2017 

The Pheasantry 2.44 miles from Science Museum Imax

The pianist performs works by Jake Thackeray, Allan Sherman and Tom Lehrer....More

Tim Burgess
Concerts | On 23rd January 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Science Museum Imax

The singer and musician from Cheshire, best known as the frontman of The Charlatans, performs new wave-indie, which takes influences ...More

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Science Museum Imax

Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer ...More

 

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