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National Science and Media Museum

Step into a world of wonder, where what you see and hear is only the beginning…

Think like a scientist and feed your curiosity. Touch, try and photograph your experience as you navigate your way through more than 20 mind-bending exhibits. Hear your voice echo through a 15m-long tube, get lost in mirrors, make art using light, and travel through a laser tunnel.

Live experiments and extraordinary experiences will take you on a journey, changing how you see the world around you. Have fun finding the answers as you explore light and sound and discover how they’re the building blocks of the technology and media that surround us every day.

See more, hear more, think more, do more. Immerse yourself in Wonderlab—an experience like no other.

Tickets

Entry to Wonderlab is free, but we recommend booking in advance. Book your free tickets online and guarantee a time slot—your ticket also gives you access to live shows in the Wonderlab Studio (subject to availability).

Live shows

On selected weekends and during school holidays, get your free ticket to Wonderlab and you can drop into one of our spectacular live shows too!

Please note that show entry is not guaranteed—places are limited, so make sure you’re in the gallery before the show begins.

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Learning in Wonderlab

With a visit to Wonderlab, your students can get hands-on with the science of light and sound.

Wonderlab is all about experimenting with science. Students can investigate how light and sound work through an amazing range of fun, interactive exhibits. Exciting live science shows will take them on a journey of discovery. 

By experimenting, playing and exploring, students can understand how light and sound are the building blocks of the technology they use every day.

Access guide

Our access guide has everything you need to know to get the best out of your visit to the museum. It has been created with the assistance of Specialist Autism Services and will be particularly helpful for visitors with an Autism Spectrum Condition or Special Educational Need.

Download access guide (PDF)

Explore the exhibits

Download our guides to find out more about each of the exhibits in Wonderlab. The guides contain extra information, discussion topics and facts to help you get even more out of your visit.

Exhibit information packs