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London Science Museum

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c.1806 high pressure steam engine and boiler designed by Richard Trevithick and made by Hazledine and Co
Nasmyth steam hammer, with Stephenson's Rocket behind
The original engine used in Charles Parsons' Turbinia
Model marine engine
1896 1:8 scale model of a L&SWR locomotive, made to a commission from the museum, by the Coates brothers, who worked for up to 14 hours a day for 21 months, keeping the details as close as possible to scale

London Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.

There is currently (2016) still much to inspire and admire here, despite the museum's apparent ambition to emulate a shopping mall and an amusement arcade.

  • Switchboard: 0870 870 4868.
  • Open 10am – 6pm every day except 24 to 26 December.

Map: [1]

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