Things to do in London if you are a chemical engineer - Part 2.
In the previous blog, "Things to do in London if you are a chemical engineer – Part 1", we discussed a great place for chemical engineers undertaking training in London to visit and enjoy before or after training. The place we highlighted was the Natural History Museum in South Kensington!
In Part 2 of, "Things to do in London if you are a chemical engineer", we will look at visiting the Science Museum in South Kensington! Another wonderful place to visit that should spark your interest if you are a chemical engineer working in a STEM industry.
2. The Science Museum, South Kensington
The Science Museum is located on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, approximately a 5-minute walk from South Kensington tube station which is extremely well connected to central London via the Piccadilly line, the District line and the Circle line.
From London Training for Excellence’s training centre in Earl’s Court the Science Museum is approximately a 25-minute walk, which is perfect for stretching your legs and getting some fresh air after training for the day!
Alternatively, if you are not keen on the idea of a walk, it is only one stop from Earl’s Court on the tube! With either transport option, the location is perfect to visit before or after your training for the day. What a way to compliment your chemical engineering training course!
The Science Museum is home to collections of world-class scientific, technological and medical advancements from across the globe.
Initially the vision and mission of The Science Museum was to stimulate interest of science and technology amongst children! In order to appeal to children, the Science Museum had to think of a creative way to break the mould of common Museum exhibition displays that were characteristically dull, text heavy, boring and not appealing to children.
This was how and why the iconic style of exhibits started at the Science Museum. The Science Museum began to design their exhibits and galleries to be simple yet colourful, interactive, visually impressive and extremely engaging. Although initially this design was developed for children it is now a popular style to attract, engage and entertain all types of visitors, young and old!
Running for over 150 years the Science Museum has always been rapidly changing to reflect the increasingly fast paced global advancements in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. This constant change is due to having the modern vision of being at the forefront of scientific advancements, globally in order to be able to explain and interpret the everchanging landscape of science and STEM industry to people everywhere.
Entry to the Science Museum is free and tickets are only required for special exhibitions, events or activities. It is open daily from 10 am until 6 pm (last entry is 5.15 pm). Major themes displayed by the museum are science, technology, space, flight, energy, IT, major science discoveries, human DNA, climate change and mathematics.
Current exhibitions include interactive galleries and displays on Mathematics, Tomorrow’s World (science stories and biggest breakthroughs), Information Age (IT historical progression), Exploring Space, Flight and the Energy Hall (historic steam engines and progression).
The Science Museum is a great place to visit if you are a chemical engineer as there is so much on display that will either be linked to your field of specialisation in chemical engineering or to your interests in general. It is a great opportunity to learn in a fun and interactive way. Even for the most experienced chemical engineer there will plenty of things to discover and learn!
For more inspiration on where to visit if you are a chemical engineer in London, continue following the blog for part 3.