Today (7 March 2016) we celebrate the 90th birthday of Dame Margaret Weston, who worked at the Museum for many years and was its director from 1973-86.
Will Stanley is the Collection Communication Manager for the Science Museum Group. His job is finding and sharing interesting stories from the vast Science Museum Group collection.
Vantablack, the world’s blackest material, is on display at the Science Museum.
In his TED talk, Harry Cliff explores the big questions in physics and how scientists are trying to find answers.
We asked six of our enthusiastic Cosmonauts exhibition volunteers to share their experiences so far.
Will Stanley blogs on how ten London museums are collaborating on an exciting new Instagram project.
Curator Ali Boyle and Press Officer Will Stanley reflect on our most distant (dwarf) planet, Pluto.
Held in the conference centre at the National Railway Museum, the Science Museum Group’s Annual General Meeting gave staff an opportunity to share the ambitious strategic plans being shaped at the Group’s sites around the country and, in Crossrail Chairman Terry Morgan’s presentation, to hear how Europe’s largest construction project is being kept on time and on budget. Alongside Mr Morgan, the other highlight of the day was the formal introduction to the Group of our new Chairman, Dame Mary Archer.
On Friday 20 March, a solar eclipse will be visible across the UK (and Europe, parts of Asia and Africa). It’s the last chance to watch a solar eclipse in Europe until 2026.
What’s driving your food obsession? Is it the colour of your spoon, the food your mum ate while pregnant, the trillions of bacteria that dine with you, or the little known ‘second brain’ in your gut?
Materials scientist, author and TV presenter Professor Mark Miodownik has won the most prestigious science book prize in the world, with his personal journey through our material world.
In the latest of our blogs linked to The Rubbish Collection, Curator Sarah Harvey talks to Nick Mills, Waste Innovation Manager at Thames Water about what happens to our sewage and what the future holds for wastewater. Sarah: What do Thames Water do with our sewage? Nick: We have 350 sewage works and 68,000 miles of sewers across our region, which stretches from East London to the Cotswolds in the west. Last year, we removed and treated 4,369 million litres of […]
Assistant Curator Sarah Harvey looks back at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition, which launched a century ago today.