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Address: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
Call: 0333 241 4000 (020 7942 4000)

Transport Options

By Underground
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.

Find out the latest Transport for London tube status updates.

By Bus
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.

By Coach
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.

By Bicycle
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.

By Car
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.

Disabled parking
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.

Contact details for HR enquiries

Address: Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14 0XQ
Call: 020 7942 4222

For general enquiries please email

Transport Options

By tube
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.

By train
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.

By bus
There are regular bus services from Kensington High Street.
NB. Blythe House is shown on some maps as the Post Office Savings Bank.

Contact Details

Address: National Collections Centre, Wroughton, Hackpen Lane, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 9LT

Transport Options

By rail
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.

By car
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

Contact Details

Address:Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP
Call: 0161 832 2244

Transport Options

By car
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:

There are two spaces for Blue Badge holders on Lower Byrom Street next to our main entrance.

By bike/motorcycle
You can lock up your bicycle on Lower Byrom Street just outside our main entrance.

By train
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.

By bus
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.

Contact Details

Address: National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ
Call: 0844 856 3797

Transport Options

On foot
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.

By bus
Bradford Interchange is served by all main bus operators in the area. Find timetable information on the West Yorkshire Metro website.

By rail
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.

By car
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.

Contact Details

Address: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
Call: 03330 161 010

Transport Options

By bus
The Rawcliffe Park and Ride bus picks up and drops off just outside the Museum.

By rail
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.

By car
The Museum is clearly signposted from all approaches to the city. Our visitor car park is on Leeman Road (£9 per day).

Contact Details

Address: Locomotion, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Dale Rd, Shildon DL4 2RE
Call: 01904 685 780

Transport options

By rail
Locomotion is three minutes’ walk from Shildon Station. Visit Northern Railway for train times.

By bus
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.

By car
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.