Our world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Come behind the scenes as we explore new object acquisitions and meet the conservation team.
American inventor Mary Kenner spent her life inventing objects that made everyday tasks easier for people. To mark her birthday, Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores her life and work, including the invention of the sanitary belt, which played an important but overlooked role in the development of menstrual products.
On the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest milestones in space exploration, Deputy Keeper of Technologies and Engineering Doug Millard looks back at the celebrations that followed cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historic mission.
The next generation of high-performance computers might see a return of the oldest form of all, analogue computing, according to a paper published today, coauthored by Science Director, Roger Highfield.
Welcome to the Science Museum Book Club, in each post Exhibitions Curator Dr. Glyn Morgan hand-picks a science-related text that has resonated with him in order to share the joy of reading with you.
Curator Imogen Clarke looks back at the history of vaccine hesitancy through items in the Science Museum Group Collection.
On the anniversary of James Watt’s birth, volunteer Nick Gudde examines Watt’s impact on business and buttons. Recent research has added to our understanding of Watt’s life and work, find out more via our Open For All blog series.
Curator Dr. Katy Barrett reflects on the vibrant work of British artist Chila Burman, whose art has given light in a time of darkness and highlights the importance of Indian traditions within British identity.
Assistant Curator Heather Bennett gives us an introduction to one of the latest additions to the Space Technology collection.
Flushing toilets are a staple of our modern lives, but what we now take for granted is still a relatively new technological innovation. Assistant Curator Kerry Grist explores their fascinating history.
Curator Liz Bruton reveals the true stories behind the Victorian technologies of bicycles, steam trains, and cipher wheels depicted in the 2020 Netflix film Enola Holmes.
Science Director Roger Highfield describes an event with the distinguished chemist Sir John Meurig Thomas to celebrate the UK’s pioneering role in using X-rays to understand the molecular machinery of living things.
Follow this tour to discover the objects telling some of the greatest stories in chemistry.