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Turn It Up: The Power of Music at the Science Museum

10AM to 6PM
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington. View map

Explore how music shapes our lives in this landmark interactive exhibition.

In this fun, family-friendly experience you’ll get a chance to hear, interact with, and even make your own music! You’ll explore the science and secrets around the impact music has on us with unique interactive exhibits.

-Step into a newly commissioned musical playground, where you can play with beat, melody and harmonies.
-Can you tell the difference between songs written by humans and machines? Take a musical Turing test to find out.
-Meet Haile, the musical robot that can play and improvise alongside human musicians.
-See the groundbreaking MiMU Gloves, created by Imogen Heap and used by artists like Ariana Grande to make gestures that control music-making software live on stage.
-Discover weird and wonderful instruments like the Pyrophone, an organ powered by flames!

From exploring how technological advances can make music more accessible for everyone, to the ways in which music unlocks emotions and memories, Turn It Up is an unforgettable, hands-on experience where you can feel, remember and reflect on what music means to each of us.

Event details

Basic Details

Age of Users
From 5 To 15

Organiser and Contact Details

Science Museum



Adult (Age 17+): £10.00
Concessions: Children (5-16 years), students, unemployed, disabled people: £8.00
Ages 4 and under: Free

Free carer tickets for all paid activities and exhibitions. These are currently unavailable to book via the website so you can either book online without carers’ tickets and then email the Contact Centre at [email protected] with your order number, and the team will be able to add free carer tickets onto the order. Alternatively, you can call the Contact Centre on 033 0058 0058 and they’ll be able to book in the complete order over the phone.

Event Repeats


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Venue and Accessibility


Accessible building
Accessible toilets
Please enter any further details about your accessibility / specialist support

The exhibition is on the first floor of the museum. There is lift access to the first floor.

There are accessible toilets located nearby in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries.

The exhibition space is wheelchair accessible.

Large print books are available as a PDF online.

All audio-visual moments in the exhibition are captioned.


Who to contact to discuss inclusion and taking part if you are a child or young person with special educational needs or a disability.

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Event reminders

You can send yourself a reminder email three days prior to events taking place. 'Turn It Up: The Power of Music at the Science Museum ' took place on 14 February 2024.

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