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.
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.
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.
Ignite your curiosity by following this route to discover objects and stories both familiar and unexpected.
Follow this route to discover some of the biggest objects, ideas and stories in the Science Museum.
Explore our relationship with the telephone through new artworks inspired by our collection and created during lockdown.
From intriguing artworks to thought-provoking objects, explore the intertwined relationship between art and science in our unexpected art trail and experience the Science Museum through a creative lens.
Historian of medicine Annie Thwaite explores the rich and complex history of amulets and their connection to medicine.
Dr Jo Gooding, founder and director of Design Research Associates, reflects on how her historical research on National Health Service (NHS) glasses has inspired her current mission to support innovation in disability-related design.
Join Assistant Curator Matthew Howles on a hot air balloon adventure with Mrs Sage, the first English female aeronaut.
Alexandra Rose, Curator of Earth Sciences, celebrates the anniversary of the Ordnance Survey.
To celebrate 40 years since the release of Pac-Man, Head of Commercial Experiences and gaming fan Mark Cutmore explores the story of the much-loved character and pop-culture icon.