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Science Museum Announces Curator Tours

Starting February 2011 the Science Museum will be offering a selection of exclusive group tours, hosted by the museums’ own specialist curators. Each tour, which will run for up to an hour, will highlight key objects in the collection and the museum’s expert guide will reveal hidden stories behind objects that have changed our lives.

Tours will be based on three fascinating subjects to choose from including:

Go on a race for the stars with Exploring Space as your theatre. Learn about the dazzling number of satellites and rockets that have been launched into space and what it’s like there.

Find out how the Beatles led to the first CT Scanner in a medical tour of Making the Modern World. Starting in 1700, you’ll be guided through some of the medical milestones and practices of the last 300 years.

How do you measure up against a section of a Boeing 747? Take in the delights of flight, from ballooning mania, via flying pioneers the Wright Brothers and Amy Johnson, to modern jump jets.

Tours can be booked to take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11.00 and 15.00 and cost £7 per person. These tours consist of a talk from one of our expert curators lasting up to 30 minutes, time to explore the galleries at your leisure and the opportunity for questions and answers. Please allow 1 hour for the experience. Visit the website for further details

To book a tour for your group please contact 0870 870 4868

Tours can cater for groups from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 people. Tours must be booked at least a month in advance. No bookings can be taken on the day.

Special interest tours
If your group has a special interest that falls outside of the subjects of our tours, please call us and we can try to tailor a tour to your interests. These tours cost £10 per person, minimum booking 10 people, maximum booking 20 people. Please call if you have a larger group.

Make more of your visit
We want to ensure your group has the best experience possible at the Science Museum, so why not add some extras to the day? Special catering for groups is available (menu options available online) as well as discounted rates for groups of 10 or more at our IMAX 3D Cinema, Legend of Apollo at the Force Field 4D effects theatre and on our Fly 3D motion effects theatre.

The Science Museum has around 15,000 objects on public display across seven floors and is world-renowned for its collections. From iconic inventions that have shaped our world to thrilling simulator rides and breathtaking 3D films that transport viewers to another dimension, the Science Museum is the only place for groups looking for an action-packed day out.

Visitor Information
Open daily 10.00 to 18.00, except 24-26 December

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
0870 870 4868

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