The Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5HD
- Gloucester Road Tube Station (0.7 km)
- High Street Kensington Tube Station (0.9 km)
- Contact us:
020 7942 4040
6 reviews of The Dana Centre in English
The Dana Centre is very cute – not what I expected at all. What I expected was a lecture theatre or hall or stage or something more formal. Instead, there was d. cafe and a load of chairs, with some temporary staging for the speakers to sit on. It was very relaxed and informal, with people supping glasses of wine and positively taunting me with their chips (I resisted getting some – go me).
Located on Queens Gate next to the Natural History Museum, the Dana Centre has many interesting science events for adults, often in the evenings, although there is often a small charge (well worth it!)
There is a small cafe as well as a bar available inside the centre.
The Dana Centre is a great alterantive to the traditional way in which Science is presented. It is right next to the Science Museum in South Kensington and hosts a variety of presentations and debates on science related topics sucha as the search for Extra-terrestial life.
The main room is quite a long narrow space with screens at either end and a bar/cafe in the middle. I went to one event here which included an evening meal. Overall a refreshing change as far as science educaton and engagement with the public goes.
A wonderful facility attached to the side of the Natural History museum, where science-related events are hosted. I’ve chaired events there a couple of times, and they are great fun. There is a small canteen and bar, but the main attraction is the educational programme. Book early.
Attached to the Science Museum in South Kensington, the Dana Centre runs a programme of adult-oriented evening talks and events to make all sorts of science topics interesting and accessible, especially to the non-scientist like me. Nearly all events are free, and their monthly programmes are themed. Many presentations are witty and humorous, some inter-active or hands-on, all are thought-provoking. A great resource - get their monthly email bulletins for early booking as some of the most intriguing go quickly - I’m still trying to get in for the Northern Lights evening!
Also has a small cafe which offers a small menu of good food but (before the talks at least, might be different during the day?) has no tables to eat at, you have eat on your knees. Useful for the hungry but not if you want a proper “meal out” environment.
The dana centre is on queens gate with a yellow sign, quite close to Natural history museum. It regularly hosts science related events, some of which are free. One time they had a experiment with a funfair outside out back. Good for the science inspired types, remember to book the event before going!
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