Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach explores the life and work of Alan Hart, a transgender pioneer of tuberculosis research.
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.
Two hundred years ago, British natural philosopher Michael Faraday made a discovery that marked a crucial turning point in our understanding of electricity and magnetism.
Curator Emeritus Andrew Nahum reflects on Alan Turing’s only known visit to the Science Museum, which took place in August 1951.
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.
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.