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Essay 1: London Trip Essay and London Vacation Composition

Known as Londonium in the Roman times, London is the capital city of both the UK and the constituent country of England. The largest city in Europe, London is the commercial hub of leading business, financial and cultural centers making it one of the most global cities in the world. London is a popular tourist destination by virtue of its ancient castles and forts, modern buildings, and various iconic landmarks such as the House of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and many more. Thousands of tourist visit London city every year.

If you are one of those who want to visit London for holiday or vacation or business trip, the first thing which you should do is to look out for good London hotels. Finding the right kind of London hotels to suit your visit and budget may be a Herculean task considering end number of hotels in London. You may think how to locate and select good hotels as you had never been there. However, you can go through many websites which gives the list of London hotels describing their locations and prices. It is, however, suggested to avoid corporate websites that are designed to sell one chain hotel over another. Checking individual sites for every hotel may not be practical and fruitful as they are like reading stack of brochures or a page of advertisement. They are just sales tools, not meant to offer honest advice. Therefore, the best way to select good London hotel is by comparing lodgings based on criteria such as price, location, size, style, rating, and availability.

If you are in London for vacation and plans to stay for long term, go for London hotels which are located near tube station. Selecting a London hotel with close proximity to tube station will save not only your time, as tube is the fastest and easiest way to get around and visit local attractions in London, but you still have time at your disposal to enjoy an evening of fine dining and theatre after an entire day sightseeing. The other advantage of selecting London hotels near tube station is that most of the prominent hotels and popular attractions such as museums, parks, theatres and restaurants are also located nearby.

But if you have come for business trip, do not worry as there are London hotels which are located near business establishments and business districts. Such London hotels have meeting rooms, conference halls, Internet access, safe deposits, which will take care of your business purpose.

There is something for everyone. Those who have come for both business and vacation trip need not worry because there are London hotels specially designed to serve both purposes. Even such hotels are located in ideal locations with easy access to transport links, local attractions, shopping complexes, restaurants, parks, thus making your stay rewarding.

London offers all kinds of London hotels to accommodate every kind of travelers according to their budget. If you want to stay in luxurious hotel, indulge yourself in the luxury and comforts of the spacious rooms and first class amenities provided at the London luxury hotels. But if you are budget conscious, try to take advantage of special offers and discounted price offered by various hotels. If possible, book your London hotel beforehand to avail of the lowest prices. There are also hotels in London which will give you the benefits of both business and leisure trip.

Your visit to the cosmopolitan London can be quite remarkable as the city offers lots of accommodation choices to select from. Take your best pick for a fabulous vacation!!


Essay 2: A London Adventure

When someone says to their parents, “You guys want to pay for a trip to England for me, don’t you?” and they say yes, then a certain amount of worry comes to that person immediately preceding the flight out of the country. Will I like England? Will I learn anything? Will I enjoy all the places I saw on TV? Will the British hate me? Am I going to hate it and blow several thousand dollars my parents spent on me for a favor I was joking with them about and feel incredibly guilty when they ask how it was and I’m forced to say, “I hated it” and “Great Britain is overrated” and then feel terrible the rest of the summer and and…?

And thankfully, that isn’t the case for most people when they go on vacation. Probably just me. While waiting in the terminal for my flight (or our flight, rather, as there were 23 people on the trip), it certainly was unnerving to hear a group of strangers talking about how much the trip was going to cost them and the kind of debt they would be in. Certainly too, hearing, “I’ll cut you” while jesting with a young woman who introduced herself as Liz did nothing to make me feel more at ease.

If I had known at the time that Liz was an inexplicable paradox, I wouldn’t have been so baffled at her nonchalant threat to cut me, nor at her comment that it was “fate” that we sat next to each other on the plane. At least John, one of the three other men on the trip, wasn’t too alarming. That is, until he began acting like our dad. But I digress. I believe I had brought up waiting in the terminal for the plane. The terminal, right. Both the one in Chicago and London were a mess of people, luggage, and unintelligible intercom announcements that always made me think, “What was that? Did they just say something about our flight? Have we been delayed?” As it happened, the flight was delayed slightly, but as far as I know, there was no announcement. As for the flight itself, as much as I love the feeling of accelerating to 90,000 miles an hour in a few seconds, the plane ride soon lost its novelty after about 10 minutes. Being 6’7” tall, I was scrunched up into the seat like a giant spring, bent into the shape of a pretzel, and then bottled up under pressure. After seven hours on the plane, I was ready to explode.

I did talk to the strange Liz creature some on the plane ride and bus ride afterwards. It was certainly a relief at least from the long, arduous sitting. Never before have I found sitting to be so exhausting. I cannot describe the sheer pain from sitting so long that I felt in my—well, all over, really. Aches, coupled with a lack of sleep, being in a different country, and a general worry that I would not enjoy myself led to a great relief when we finally climbed off the bus. Then we saw “it.” Harlowton manor. I put it in quotes because there is no pronoun, or any word for that matter, that sufficiently suits Harlowton. “It” is like a palace out of some absurd fantasy novel. It reminds me of the Tower of Babel: some giant building reaching for a great pinnacle it can never achieve. It looms in the distance as you approach, never seeming to get closer, like some floating citadel in the clouds. But at the same time, it’s completely absurd. Once you are standing in front of it, you cannot see the full enormity of it without looking around in a 180-degree angle. Then, should you walk a few dozen yards back, it’s gone again and once more becomes that floating palace in the sky. “It” is a fleeting manor—you can neither understand it with a photograph alone, nor can you lock it into memory, for your brain refuses to acknowledge the impossibility of “it.”

Physically, it’s a tan colored building, decorated with a juxtaposition of curves and straight edges and pointed, round towers in various locations. In front, there are two main gates and each is the size of a small house. Looking at the manor draws you into an almost mystical trance that seems to make you forget everything, including what the manor looks like, so that you must constantly look again to remind yourself that it’s really there. It strives to impress you beyond any previous point in which you have been impressed. And yet, it cannot. It can never reach its goal, because “it” is so unbelievable that it’s just unbelievable.

So, naturally, as soon as I stepped off the bus and stood in front of the manor, I realized that in no way would I regret coming on the trip. Now, I’ll stop here a moment, as you may be thinking to yourself, “Well, this is a bit tripe. He sees how gorgeous the house is, so suddenly, his worries are gone?”

Well yes, frankly, it is a bit tripe. Traveling is about seeing wondrous landmarks and going to new places, right? Obviously if the very first location I saw was beyond words could describe, then the trip was bound to be worthwhile. So, sorry if that came off as tripe. But, in actuality, this isn’t about not letting my parents down. And should you be wondering, yes, I am getting to my point, honestly. Just bear with me for a little while longer.
Where was I before being rudely interrupted? Oh yes—after we arrived, I took a look around the inside of the house, and we were later given the full tour and short history. I won’t attempt to describe the inside of Harlaxton. The description I offered up of the outside did such a meager and abysmal job that I don’t think I should shame myself by trying to describe the great halls and chambers of the manor.

The inside of Harlaxton is really nice. No. Really, really nice. There, I’ve shamed myself anyway. You can picture the shiny gold room that looks like the inside of a gleaming, gold-plated, jewel-encrusted chest, right? The bulky cedar staircase designed to look like it climbs right up into the clouds? Just visit the manor yourself, then we can nod at each other in silent acknowledgement of the miracle that we have both witnessed.

At any rate, on the tour we learned that Harlaxton was built by a very arrogant man who wanted a better home than Belvoir castle, which is five miles from the manor. So, three days into the trip, curious, and always having had a love affair with castles, I decided I wanted to begin my list of site-seeing locales. I went out on a walk to the castle with Krystal, who I was just starting to become acquainted with. Krystal is one of the six who would compose a little posse that had stuck together for trips: Krystal, Liz, Bri, Jen, John, and myself. Liz, by this point, I knew well enough to call a friend and classified her as a strange, but amazing person. I believe someone described her perfectly (aside from ‘paradox’) as “such a precious gem.” So, Krystal was the second person I really got to know. She’s a sweet, innocent-like girl who enjoys playing the bagpipes. She also has a love affair with sheep, much like my love affair with castles. In fact, I took a picture of her with some sheep on the way to Belvoir.

Oh yes. Belvoir. I was digressing again. Sorry. I was nothing but a very large smile for a few minutes as Krystal and I walked up to the entrance of the castle. It was my first real castle. There were battlements and towers and inside, there were paintings and suits of armor and the whole deal. We—Krystal and I—unfortunately didn’t have a lot of time to view the castle, as the walk took longer than we thought it would. I blame Krystal’s sheep obsession for the unexpected length. No—I joke, honestly (though we did spend a while looking at sheep). And regardless, a kind (and cute) woman who worked at the castle gave us a ride back to Harlowton. We got a high-five from the principal on our return, which was odd, simply put.

The rest of the week went by mostly uneventful and that weekend, we (the aforementioned posse) headed off to London. London, London, London. You see and hear about London in TV shows and such and it looks so rustic. By the time we left, however, I believe we were all in agreement that London looked, felt, and smelled like a ghetto. Or perhaps a garbage dump? No—ghetto for certain. The Tower of London was probably my favorite place. The ruler they had set up next to a large suit of armor that had 6’9” listed as “giant” was quite amusing.
I got to know Bri, John, and Jen fairly well in London. John’s commanding, sometimes overbearing, attribute began to show through a little, but overall he seemed like a nice guy. And Bri? Bri is … what’s a good word to describe her? Special? Yes, that seems fitting. Bri survives on cereal and ice cream. By the old rule of thumb, she should be a walking rice-crispy sundae. But she’s also a nice person and fun to be around. As for Jen, well, we mostly don’t care for Jen, so we try to just pretend she wasn’t on the trip. But who is this ‘we’ and why am I talking about my group? I’m supposed to be describing my trip to London.

I saw parts of Westminster Abbey, including the rose chamber, which was a round room with giant stain glass windows. I also saw the Sherlock Holmes museum. It was a building filled with antique tools and furniture, designed to appear how Sherlock’s home would conceivably appear. I’ve never read any of the Holmes novels, but I am a fan of the phrase, “elementary, my dear Watson.” I believe it was that night we had a few drinks in a gay bar. Well, they claim it was a gay bar because there were one or two gay couples. I’m sure I saw at least two gay couples in London, but that doesn’t make it a gay city. Regardless, we had a few drinks the next night at our ghetto hostel and Liz (who was drunk, I assume) wanted to know how big my—well. No one needs to know about that conversation.

I can’t remember if that was before or after I taught the Polish dancer a new English word, dodgy, and the girls in our group were petrified by the graveyard behind our hostel. Some of us did get a slightly better hostel the next night and I think John and I fell in love with the cute Australian lady who ran the place.
Wait, wait. I’m digressing again. London. I’m supposed to be describing London. It was nice, overall. We all knew the Underground like the back of our hands by the time we left. It frightened Jen and Bri nauseous, but it was still an incomparable method of traveling around the city. And Bri becomes nauseous fairly often, I think. She was nauseous on a bus once before and we started saying, “I think I’m going to Bri” instead of “I think I’m going to throw-up” and—and there I go again talking about my posse. It seems they’ve hijacked my essay.
I’m simply going to have to go find them and complain. Maybe I’ll cut them.

Oh… I did promise a point to this, didn’t I? Well, the point is this: Traveling is more about—wait, no—no, it’s just too tripe to say. But if you think long and hard about the progression of this essay, you can figure it out. Safe travels and farewell, dear reader.


Additional Reference Material



Themed galleries with interactive, informative exhibits where you can explore everything from locomotives and aircraft to intestines and spit glands! Investigate transport, industrial revolution, modern medicine, everyday science and the science of the future.

Thinktank, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Telephone: 0121 202 2222

Website: http://www.thinktank.ac/



A hands-on science centre with 150+ exhibits, planetarium, a natural history centre and IMAX theatre.

At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB

Telephone: 0845 345 1235

Website: http://www.at-bristol.org.uk


The Engine House Project

A variety of half-day science sessions for Key Stages 1 and 2. Sessions include materials, sound, forces, light and electricity.

Chelmsford Museums Service, Sandford Mill Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6NY

Telephone: 01245 475498

Website: http://www.chelmsfordbc.gov.uk/enginehs


The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

The planetarium sky shows you things that the real sky does not, or does very rarely. For example, would you like to see a comet? or a brilliant display of aurora, or Polar Lights - or perhaps an eclipse of the moon.

The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, Kingsham Farm,

Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8RP


Snibston Discovery Park

An all-weather science and industry museum, covering biology, energy, weather, engineering and more. Visitors can interact with the exhibits, both indoors and outdoors – eg launch a digital rocket or fire a Tudor cannon.

Snibston Discovery Park, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3LN

Telephone: 01530 278 444

Website: http://www.leics.gov.uk/museums/snibston


The Eden Project

Promotes the understanding of the relationship between plants, people and resources leading to a sustainable future for all.

The Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

Telephone: 01726 811911

Website: http://www.edenproject.com


Sellafield Visitor Centre

British Nuclear Fuel's Visitor Centre, with the theme of Nuclear Power. Pre Arranged Visits are available to Educational Establishments, Professional Organisations and a variety of clubs and Associations. These visits are for people over 16 years of age

Sellafield Visitor Centre, Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PG

Telephone: 01946 727 027

Website: http://www.bnfl.com/


The Earth Centre

With both indoor and outdoor exhibitions, events, conference centre and an education and activities programme.

The Earth Centre, Denaby Main, Near Doncaster, DN12 4EA

Telephone: 01709 513 933

Website: http://www.earthcentre.org.uk


The Observatory Science Centre

Includes a dinosaur exhibition, activities for children, new forces exhibit and a full schools programme.

Science Projects, Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN

Telephone: 01323 832731

Website: http://www.the-observatory.org


Eureka! - The Museum for Children

Designed to inspire children and encourage them to discover more about themselves and the world around them.

Eureka! The Museum for Children, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE

Telephone: 01422 330069

Website: http://www.eureka.org.uk


The Deep

Discover the story of the world's oceans on a journey back in time - and into the future!

The Deep has seven species of shark, huge marine dinosaurs, conger eels, rays and hundreds of other sea creatures. Plus, learn of the history of the seas and the threats they now face.

The Deep, Hull City Centre, Hull, HU1 4DP

Telephone: 01482 381 000

Website: http://www.thedeep.co.uk


Thackray Museum

Explains the ways in which people’s lives have changed over the last 150 years as a result of improvements in public health, medicine and healthcare. Explore the slums of Victorian Leeds as one of the town's ‘characters’ and discover some of the weird treatments available.

Thackray Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

Telephone: 0113 244 4343

Website: http://www.thackraymuseum.org


National Space Centre

The UK's largest attraction dedicated to space science and astronomy, with five differently themed galleries, space rockets, satellites and capsules, hundreds of interactive hands-on activities and the latest in audio-visual technology.

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

Telephone: 0870 607 7223

Website: http://www.nssc.co.uk


National Museum – Liverpool

Including an award-winning Natural History Centre, Planetarium and Space Gallery.

National Museums Liverpool, 127 Dale Street, Liverpool, L69 3LA

Telephone: 0151 207 0001

Website: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk


The Science Museum

An enduring record of scientific, technological and medical change since the eighteenth century. Admission to the Science Museum is now free for all.

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

Telephone: 0870 870 4868

Website: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk


Displaying live animals to tell the story of bio-diversity, its origins, the threats to its survival and its conservation.

London Zoo, ZSL, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY

Telephone: 020 7449 6550

Website: http://www.weboflife.co.uk

RAF Museum, Hendon

Interactive flight science.

RAF Museum, Hendon, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, NW9 5LL

Telephone: 020 8205 2266

Website: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk

The Building Exploratory, Hackney

An interactive exhibition exploring buildings and the built environment.

The Building Exploratory, The Professional Development Centre, Albion Drive, London, E8 4ET

Telephone: 020 7275 8555

Website: http://www.buildingexploratory.org.uk

The Making Place

The centre has several multi-purpose working spaces where both children and adults engage in a wide range of practical activities. The contents of the workshops are embedded within the National Curriculum. Family events offer an informal way for adults and children to explore science together.

The Making Place, 3 Exmoor Street, London, W10 6BE

Telephone: 020 8964 2684

Website: http://www.themakingplace.co.uk


The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

Tells the story of the history, science and industry of Manchester - the world's first industrial city. Entry to the museum's permanent collections is free.

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

Telephone: 0161 832 2244

Website: http://www.msim.org.uk


Nature's World

Demonstrates practical ways to improve the quality of life and our environment, providing a model for a balanced and sustainable future. Includes a futuristic eco-structure and hydroponicum (garden of the future.)

Nature's World, Ladgate Lane, Acklam, Middlesborough, TS5 7YN

Telephone: 01642 594895

Website: http://www.naturesworld.org.uk


Discovery Museum

Explore Newcastle's past, see Tyneside inventions that changed the world. The Museum is completing the introduction of new displays, including a whole floor of galleries devoted to life on the River Tyne.

Tyne and Wear Museums, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA

Telephone: 0191 232 6789

Website: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery/

LIFE Science Centre

The science centre look at where life comes from and how it works. Find out why you are unique, test your brainpower, and enjoy a motion ride.

The International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne,


Telephone: 0191 243 8210

Website: http://www.lifesciencecentre.co.uk


The Living Rainforest

The living rainforest aims to promote a sustainable future by providing education and research on the relationship between humanity and the world's rainforests. The centre features a tropical rainforest-inspired ecological garden.

The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, Newbury, Berkshire, RG18 0TN

Telephone: 01635 202444

Website: http://www.livingrainforest.org


Green's Mill and Science Centre

The science centre tells the story of its windmill and of George Green (the mathematical physicist Green who once owned and ran the windmill). Includes hands on exhibits.

Green's Mill and Centre, Nottingham, Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4QB

Telephone: 0115 915 6878

Website: http://www.greensmill.org.uk

Making It!

A discovery centre based on ‘making things’: the history, invention, design, manufacture, testing, packaging etc of the products of British industry.

Making It! Enterprises Ltd, Chadburn House, Weighbridge Road, Mansfield, Nottingham, NG18 1AH

Telephone: 01623 473 297

Website: http://www.makingit.org.uk



Holding over 40 hands-on exhibits, including a hands-on exhibition covering specific scientific themes and a programme of science shows using an extraordinary range of live experiments.

INSPIRE, St Michael's Church, Coslany Street, Norwich, NR3 3DT

Telephone: 01603 612612

Website: http://www.science-project.org/inspire



A hands-on science centre with hands-on experiments for children and adults –plus shows, workshops and other resources to enhance the teaching of science, technology and engineering.

Curioxity, The Oxford Trust, The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX2 0JX

Telephone: 01865 247004

Website: http://www.oxtrust.org.uk/curioxity


The National Marine Aquarium

Britain’s largest aquarium containing Europe’s deepest tank. - Dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the oceans, the life they contain, and the way that humans affect them.

The National Marine Aquarium, The Ropewalk, Coxside, Plymouth, PL4 0LF

Telephone: 01752 275204

Website: http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk


Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Experience the reality of submarine life. Climb aboard a real submarine, discover tales of heroism and re-live life under the sea through personal effects of the crews.

Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2AS

Tel: 023 9252 9217

Website: http://www.rnsubmus.co.uk/welcome.htm


Magna Science Adventure Centre

A Science Adventure Centre - An exciting exploration of earth, air, fire, water and power. Create your own adventure through hands-on interactive challenges. Fire giant water canons, launch rockets, learn to fly - and more.

Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX

Website: http://magna.livewwware.com


Kelham Island Museum

With a science discovery centre, the museum traces `the story of Sheffield'

Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY

Telephone: 0114 2722106

Website: http://www.simt.co.uk/


Natural Sciences’ Centre

Including space science, weather, alternative energy, ecology and dinosaurs, with an observatory, planetarium and exhibitions.

Newchapel Observatory, Off High Street, Newchapel, Stoke on Trent, ST7 4PT Telephone: 01782 785205



An 120-acre attraction based in the National Forest. Including indoor exhibits and outdoor experiences such as an assault course, forest garden and sculpture trail.

National Forest Millennium Discovery Centre, Millennium Avenue, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6GA

Telephone: 01283 216633

Website: http://www.visitconkers.com



A hands-on science centre for all ages. Discovery has over 60 exhibits covering a wide variety of experiences.

Discovery, Brewers Quay, Hope Square Old Harbour, Weymouth, DT4 8TR

Telephone: 01305 789 007

Website: http://www.discoverdiscovery.co.uk



A science centre solely devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in every day life with interactive galleries: scientific - chemicals and their uses; birth of an Industry - history of the chemical industry; chemicals for life - chemicals in everyday life, EcoQuest - the environment.

Mersey Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0DF

Telephone: 0151 420 1121

Website: http://www.catalyst.org.uk



An interactive hands-on science and technology centre, with 100 exhibits designed to support the National Curriculum and demonstrate the science and technology of the world around us in an engaging and exciting way.

Intech, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire,

SO21 1HX

Telephone: 01962 863 791

Website: http://intech.virtualschools.net


National Stone Centre

The story of stone. The history, science, technology and environment.

National Stone Centre, Porter Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4LS

Telephone: 01629 824833

Website: http://www.nationalstonecentre.org.uk


National Railway Museum

Holding the British national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and other artefacts, with locomotives, rolling stock, railway equipment, documents and records.

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

Telephone: 01904 621261

Website: http://www.nrm.org.uk

Archaeological Resource Centre

Find out how archaeologists use clues to piece together the past.

Archaeological Resource Centre, St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 2NN

Telephone: 01904 643 211

Website: http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/archaeolgyResouce_TheArc.htm

Yorkshire Museum

Artefacts on medieval artefacts, geology and the natural sciences.

Yorkshire Museum, Yorkshire Museums Service, Museum Gardens, York,


Telephone: 01904 5687 687

Website: http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk



Armagh Planetarium

A centre for astronomy and space science education. On-site activities include interactive workshops on a variety of subjects, such as rocket building, meteorite impacts and solar viewing.

The Planetarium, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DB

Telephone: 02837 523689

Website: http://www.armaghplanet.com


ECOS - Millennium Environmental Centre

An interactive look at the environmental issues of today.

ECOS, Kernohans Lane, Broughshane Road, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT43 7QA Telephone: 028 2566 4400

Website: http://www.ecoscentre.com


whowhatwherewhenwhy - W5

Ireland's only purpose built science discovery centre with 149 interactive exhibits plus a changing programme of events and temporary exhibitions.

whowhatwherewhenwhy - W5, W5 at Odyssey, 2 Queen's Quay, Belfast, BT3 9QQ

Telephone: 028 9046 7700

Website: http://www.w5online.co.uk




A hands-on discovery centre with exhibitions, holiday workshops, and weekend events.

Satrosphere, The Tramsheds, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5TU

Telephone: 01224 640340

Website: http://www.satrosphere.net


Sensation Dundee

Hands-on fun devoted to the five senses, with specially designed interactive exhibits.

Sensation, Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB

Telephone: 01382 228800

Website: http://www.sensation.org.uk


Edinburgh International Science Festival

Twelve days of non-stop shows, workshops, talks, demonstrations, hands-on activities and tours. Events take place all over the city. See what’s happening for 2004.

Edinburgh International Science Festival, Roxburgh's Court, off 323 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW

Telephone: 0131 220 1882

Website: http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk

Our Dynamic Earth

Discover the story of our planet, face boiling lava, fly over glaciers and dive deep beneath the ocean. Take a journey back in time and learn about our planet Earth.

Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

Telephone: 0131 550 7800

Website: http://www.dynamicearth.co.uk

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Dedicated to discovering and describing plants and their relationships, evolution, conservation and biology. Includes internationally important collections of living and preserved plants, a large specialist library, and well-equipped laboratories.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, National Botanic Gardens of Scotland, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Telephone: 0131 552 7171

Website: http://www.rbge.org.uk

Royal Observatory Visitor Centre

Investigate the fascinating world of modern astronomy and space research.

Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

Telephone: 0131 668 8405

Website: http://www.roe.ac.uk/vc


Glasgow Science Centre (GSC)

Housing hundreds of interactive exhibits in the Science Mall, plus an IMAX theatre and the Glasgow tower.

Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA

Telephone: 0141 420 5000

Website: http://www.gsc.org.uk


Almond Valley Heritage Centre

An innovative museum packed full of things to discover, with activities for all the family. Crawl through tunnels, hunt for fossils, explore secret works, explore a microscopic universe, explore the working watermill and more.

Almond Valley Heritage Trust, Livingston Mill Farm, Livingston, EH54 7AR

Telephone: 01506 414957

Website: http://www.almondvalley.co.uk




160 exciting hands-on exhibits with puzzles, challenges and scientific marvels, plus a Planetarium, a Lab, a Discovery Room, and a hi-tech Science Theatre.

Techniquest Science Discovery Centre, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Telephone: 02920 475475

Website: http://www.techniquest.org


The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Plants and Water Discovery centre.

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG

Telephone: 01558 668768

Website: http://gardenofwales.org.uk/english/science/science.php


Big Pit - National Mining Museum of Wales

Tour the colemine with an ex-miner as your guide. Children need to be 5+ and 1 metre tall or over.

Big Pit - National Mining Museum of Wales, Blaenafon, Torfaen, NP4 9XP

Tel: 01495 790 311

Website: http://www.nmgw.ac.uk




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