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.
For over 5000 years alloys have been vital to innovation, science and technology. Assistant Curator Emma MacNicol explores some of the uses of these remarkable metals.
To mark 359 years since London’s first scientific society was founded, Assistant Curator Matthew Howles invites you on a highlights tour of the city’s scientific history.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes a key moment in the independent scientist’s efforts to detect life on Mars.
Go behind the scenes with the conservation team who are busy treating objects within the collection.
Hear more from the volunteers in the inventory team who are busy cataloguing the collection.
We asked Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven to tell us about the tools she uses when working in the stores.
Go behind the scenes with Collections Conservator Jess Routleff-Jones as she explains the tricky business of tidying up a mercury spill.
To celebrate the anniversary of King George III’s coronation, Assistant Curator Matthew Howles explores a crowning achievement in the history of scientific instrument-making: George III’s very own mural arc.
Inspired by the designs of the Festival Pattern Group, illustrator Jen Haugan created a series of new illustrations.
On this day, 200 years ago, esteemed Scottish engineer and polymath James Watt died.
As we celebrate James Lovelock’s 100th birthday, Roger Highfield reflects on his scientific achievements.
Go behind the scenes with the team unraveling mysteries in the collection.