Educational day out: The Science Museum, London

by Emily

No childhood is complete without a visit to the world-famous Science Museum in London. You may remember visiting as a child yourself and pressing the buttons on the interactive exhibits. These days, the museum is even more interactive to suit today's multimedia children.

The Science Museum was founded in 1857 with objects shown at the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace. Today the Museum is admired across the world for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and amazing exhibitions.

The museum looks after more than 300,000 objects, with a particular emphasis in the history of western science, technology and medicine since 1700. Budding doctors and biologists in particular will be fascinated by the huge collection of medical artefacts on display, which are drawn from all periods and cultures.

Other collections display innovation and development across the worlds of science, ICT and engineering. Excitingly, there are two brand new collections to explore. Who am I? allows visitors to explore the science of identity through various objects, works of art and exhibits. You can even find out what your voice would sound like if you were a member of the opposite sex!

Meanwhile, Antenna showcases the best of the latest scientific discoveries across the world and allows you to review and rate your favourites.

The Science Museum is free, although there is a charge to enter the on-site Imax cinema. For more information visit