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.
This is the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake as he traveled into space.
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