Address: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
Call: 0800 047 8124
The nearest tube station is South Kensington. This is on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines and is a 5-minute walk from the Museum.
A pedestrian subway connects South Kensington station to our main entrance.
Gloucester Road tube station is also on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines and is a 15-minute walk.
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Bus routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop outside South Kensington Underground Station.
Bus routes 9, 10, 52, 452 and 70 stop outside the Royal Albert Hall on Kensington Gore.
There is a coach drop-off point in Exhibition Road outside the Museum. The nearest coach parks are located at Warwick Road, Bayswater Road and Park Lane.
For more information, visit the Transport for London website.
Transport for London Santander Cycle Hire docking stations are available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road and on Thurloe Place near South Kensington tube station.
We do not have dedicated bicycle stands, but folding bicycles can be left in our cloakroom on Level –1.
We do not have car parking facilities and local parking is very limited.
There is no visitor parking in Exhibition Road.
The nearest pay and display car parking is in Prince Consort Road and Queen’s Gate.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have more information about parking near the Museum.
A small number of disabled parking spaces are available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road.
Blue Badge holders may park here for four hours between 08.30 and 18.30.
Address: Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14 0XQ
The nearest underground stations are West Kensington (District Line) and Barons Court (District and Piccadilly Lines). Both stations are about a 10-minute walk from Blythe House.
South Central both operate services to Kensington (Olympia) via Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction.
Trains to and from Clapham Junction stop at West Brompton to change with the District Line.
There are regular bus services from Kensington High Street.
NB. Blythe House is shown on some maps as the Post Office Savings Bank.
Address: National Collections Centre, Wroughton, Hackpen Lane, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 9LT
The nearest station is Swindon, approx. 10 miles from the Museum. A taxi from the station to the Museum should cost no more then £20.
See map above for direct routes. Please report to the Red Barn gate to sign in when you arrive. If you have come by taxi, please ask your driver to wait for you to sign in and get further directions to where you need to go on site.
Great Western Warehouse—located on Lower Byrom Street
Station Masters House—located on Liverpool Road
Address:Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP
Call: 0161 832 2244
If you’re travelling into the city from the motorway, head towards the M60 ring road around Manchester, and look out for the brown tourist signs directing you to the Science and Industry Museum.
The postcode for your GPS satnav is M3 4FP.
Our car park and the nearby NCP car park on Water Street are now both closed but you can:
- Park all day for £7 at the Park Avenue RCP car park (8 Albion Street, M1 5NZ) when you tell them you’re visiting the Science and Industry Museum
- Find the nearest NCP car parks
There are two spaces for Blue Badge holders on Lower Byrom Street next to our main entrance.
You can lock up your bicycle on Lower Byrom Street just outside our main entrance.
Our nearest railway station is Deansgate, which is 10 minutes’ walk away.
We are 15 minutes’ walk away from Manchester Oxford Road station, 25 minutes’ walk away from Manchester Victoria station, and 30 minutes’ walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station.
You can travel to Deansgate station on the train from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations.
The free Metroshuttle bus service stops at all city centre railway stations. All 3 Metroshuttle services will bring you within 5 minutes’ walk of the museum.
By Metrolink (Greater Manchester tram network)
Our nearest Metrolink stop is Deansgate–Castlefield, which is serviced by all trams except for:
- Bury to Abraham Moss (blue line)
- Cornbrook to MediaCityUK (brown line)
Deansgate–Castlefield tram stop is 10 minutes’ walk away.
The green Metroshuttle number 2 bus stops right outside the museum entrance on Lower Byrom Street.
All three Metroshuttle services stop on Byrom Street, just 5 minutes’ walk away.
Address: National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ
Call: 0844 856 3797
The Museum is situated in Bradford city centre and the route is well signposted. We are a five-minute walk from Bradford Interchange and a 15-minute walk from Bradford Forster Square station.
Bradford Interchange is served by all main bus operators in the area. Find timetable information on the West Yorkshire Metro website.
Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square stations are centrally located and are served by both local and national railway lines. Plan your journey using National Rail Enquiries.
From the M62, take Junction 26 onto the M606, and follow the brown tourist signs on your approach to Bradford city centre.
There is a pick-up and drop-off point outside the main museum entrance.
The nearest car parks are Sharpe Street and Radwell Drive, at the rear of the museum. There are multi-storey car parks at Hall Ings, Broadway and Southgate. Charges will apply. Further details of nearby car parks can be found on the Bradford Metropolitan District Council website.
Address: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
Call: 03330 161 010
The Rawcliffe Park and Ride bus picks up and drops off just outside the Museum.
The Museum is only a few minutes’ walk from York station and the route is signposted:
- Turn left outside the front of the station
- Pass the Royal York Hotel and turn left into Leeman Road
- Continue through the tunnel—the Museum is straight ahead.
There is also a direct route to the Museum via the station footbridge.
The Museum is clearly signposted from all approaches to the city. Our visitor car park is on Leeman Road (£10 per day).
Address: Locomotion, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Dale Rd, Shildon DL4 2RE
Call: 0800 047 8124
Locomotion is three minutes’ walk from Shildon Station. Visit Northern Railway for train times.
Regular bus services run from Bishop Auckland and Darlington. Arriva services number 1 (from Darlington) and number 5 (from Bishop Auckland) stop on Dale Road, just outside Locomotion.
For further information and timetables, use the journey planner on the Traveline website.
To find us, follow the brown tourist signs:
- From A689 towards Bishop Auckland (Rushyford/Eden Arms Roundabout)
- From A688 (Bishop Auckland) at roundabout onto West Auckland Road (A6072)
- Take Junction 58 on A1(M) onto the A68 (for Corbridge) and follow the Locomotion signs. We’re just 15 minutes from the A1(M).
Satnav users: use the postcode DL4 2RE for the main car park. This will direct you to the small industrial estate that’s next to the museum: follow the road into the industrial estate, and the car park is the last turn on the left.
Locomotion is a 15-minute walk from Shildon town centre.
Walking around the Museum site: the museum is a large partially open-air site containing several buildings and three car parks (including one disabled car park). For further help and assistance, please speak to a member of staff.
Are you attending an interview at one of our sites? We may need you to visit the security desk to sign-in so we can alert your interviewer that you have arrived. Please see below guidance to locate the Security desk at each site.
Our friendly colleagues working on-site will always be able to point you in the right direction if you’re unsure. Please allow plenty of time before your interview to find the right entrance and sign in. We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to your designated interview slot.
Science Museum, South Kensington
Please go to the Groups entrance on Imperial College Road (off Exhibition Road) and sign-in on arrival.
Science Museum Blythe House
Please make yourself known at the front desk on arrival at the main entrance.
National Collections Centre, Wroughton
The address for the National Collections Centre is:
Red Barn Gate
At the entrance, please sign in at Security who will be expecting you.
Security will provide you with directions to the main office in the Hackpen area of the site, please adhere to the speed limit whilst driving around NCC. Follow the white line road markings and signs to the SMG offices and park in the main car park. From there, walk along a path towards a small collection of buildings, past the library on your right to the main offices which is the final building on your left.
In the entrance to the main office, please use the telephone provided to call for assistance.
The National Collections Centre is a vast site at approximately 545 acres. Please call Security on 01793 814861 if you require support.
Science and Industry Museum, Manchester
Please make yourself known at the front desk on arrival at the main entrance. The team there will call your point of contact who will come down to meet you.
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
The Security desk is located on the ground floor to the right of the main entrance.
National Railway Museum, York
The Security entrance to NRM is off Leeman Road, opposite the Visitor Car Park, and just beyond the Conference Centre entrance. Follow a path through the car park to the left as you face the Conference Centre entrance. The Security entrance is located at the end of this path. Here you will be able to sign-in and ask for your point of contact, who will be contacted by Security.
Please make yourself known to colleagues working at the main entrance; they will be able to point you in the right direction.