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.
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.
As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission draws nearer, Science Museum curator John Liffen reminisces about watching the launch from the museum.
Assistant Curator Martha Clewlow explores the robots and Artificial Intelligence algorithms creating art.
Curator Isabelle Lawrence looks at the bebionic hand, an exciting new addition to our collection, and the history and future of artificial limbs.
Over 50,000 images are now in our online collection, to celebrate we went behind the scenes with our photography team.
The first non-stop transatlantic flight took place in June 1919. We explore what happened next…