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.
Ron Fogelman, Producer of ‘The Twilight Zone’ stage production, looks at the inextricable link between science and science fiction.
Sixty years on, Art Curator Katy Barrett reflects on the ‘Two cultures’ lecture and a new acquisition that challenges the ideas it presented.
500 years after his death, we reflect on the life and ideas of Leonardo da Vinci.
Medicine curator, Isabelle Lawrence, uncovers the history of the first aid kit and discovers how tobacco was once used in attempts to save lives.
CJ Crennell and John Underwood investigate trade literature from the Science Museum’s Library and Archive.
From tampons to Mooncups, pads to period pants, our team has identified modern menstrual products to add to the collection.
With this year being the International Year of the Periodic Table, it’s an exciting time to be a chemist.
On 28 March 1819, Joseph William Bazalgette was born, known for transforming London’s sewage system and improving the health of Victorian Londoners.
Assistant Curator Hattie Lloyd recently came across an object in our stores that helped her discover the fascinating work of British chemist, Frances Micklethwait.
Tuberculosis has existed for thousands of years, and throughout its long history has been shrouded in myth and mystery.
To celebrate 150 years of Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table, the Science Museum has unveiled a new display.
As she plans a pop-up display of six highlights from the Science Museum Library’s rare book collection, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Hannah Bower, reflects on what makes a ‘highlight’.