For centuries, London has been at the heart of the scientific world. The science museum has a huge number of exhibitions, many of which are interactive.
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD (sciencemuseum.org.uk)
Full of fascinating relics sent home by British explorers during the days of the Empire, alongside regular modern exhibitions.
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury
, WC1B 3DG (britishmuseum.org)
Features modern industrial and fashion design, architecture, graphics and multimedia.
28 Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD (designmuseum.org)
Hunterian Museum and Archives
The Royal College of Surgeons is home to one of London’s weirdest museums, where you can see thousands of medical specimens and have a go at performing keyhole surgery! (Not on a real patient) Open Tuesday to Saturday.
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE (rcseng.ac.uk/museums)