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A number of guest authors, from scientists to artists, contribute to our blog, taking you behind the scenes, exploring the incredible objects in our collection, our award-winning exhibitions and the scientific achievements making headlines today.

‘These devices still appear alarming to us today; no wonder ten-year-old Daphne was scared at being told she actually had to lie inside it…’
Research Fellow Farrah Lawrence-Mackey explores the story of a special Iron Lung she came across while carrying out research in the Science Museum Group stores.

Over 400 school pupils packed into the Science Museum IMAX Theatre in London on 16 October for a special Q&A with the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake.

Dr. Gillian Forrester from Me, Human and Birkbeck, University of London investigates how traits from our 500 million-year-old brain still underpin some of our most important human behaviours, as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum.

Over 50,000 images are now in our online collection, to celebrate we went behind the scenes with our photography team.