Day 1 - Depart School – Arrive London – London Eye
Day 2 - Science Museum – Natural History Museum
Day 3 - Royal Institution Masterclass and Faraday Museum
Day 4 - Free time, shopping – Depart London – Arrive School
With over 15,000 objects on display, the Science Museum is a must see for any school science trip to London. It's the most visited science and technology museum in Europe and world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket are on display.
Interactive galleries bring to life first scientific principles and contemporary science debates and you can experience what it’s like to fly with the Red Arrows or blast off into space on an Apollo space mission in the amazing 3D and 4D simulators or even watch a film on a screen taller than four double-decker buses in the IMAX 3D Cinema.
The Royal Institution
The Royal Institution is devoted to scientific education and research and was founded in 1799. It's modern day incarnation is a fantastic opportunity for students of all ages to learn about Science. Visit the Faraday Museum dedicated to the pioneering work of the scientist in electromagnetism.
If planned ahead, your school group can become scientists for the day, testing their own ideas by designing creative experiments at the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre.
There's even a chance to attend a MasterClass - The Ri originally ran Secondary Mathematics Masterclasses for students aged between 12 and 14 and have since extended the programme to provide Mathematics Masterclasses for primary aged pupils, as well as cross curricular Engineering and Computer Science Masterclasses. Again, these need to be booked in advance.
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Crossness Pumping Station
The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London's urgently needed main sewerage system. It was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in April 1865.
It's a fascinating Victorian marvel of engineering that heralded the development and layout of modern London as we know it today.
Florence Nightingale Museum
Florence Nightingale became a living legend as the 'Lady with the Lamp'. When she died in 1910, aged 90, she was famous around the world. But who was the real Florence Nightingale?
The Florence Nightingale Museum follows her story and uncovers a woman of many talents, as well as flaws. Find out about her achievements and the reasons we remember her today.
Travel through three pavilions which take you on a journey through the life and times of Florence Nightingale. From her Victorian childhood to the Crimean War and onto her years as an ardent campaigner.
The Wellcome Collection
The Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The venue offers visitors contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections, lively public events, the world-renowned Wellcome Library, a café, a shop, a restaurant and conference facilities as well as publications, tours, a book prize, international and digital projects.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is a hugely popular attraction for schools and tightly so, it's breath taking architecture houses a collection of 80 million specimens spanning billions of years.
Greenwich Museums and Royal Observatory
All the museums at Greenwich are wonderful but from a science perspective the Royal Observatory is awesome in the real sense of the word!
From standing abreast the Meridian to the exhibitions and numerous shows in the Planetarium, this is a fine way for your group to spend an afternoon.