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.
‘These devices still appear alarming to us today; no wonder ten-year-old Daphne was scared at being told she actually had to lie inside it…’
Research Fellow Farrah Lawrence-Mackey explores the story of a special Iron Lung she came across while carrying out research in the Science Museum Group stores.
Which is faster: a 100m sprinter or a painter? The answer is obvious, yet surprisingly between 1912 and 1948 art competitions were officially part of the Olympic Games.
Photographer Kevin Percival discusses his work for Science City 1550– 1800: The Linbury Gallery.
To mark 359 years since London’s first scientific society was founded, Assistant Curator Matthew Howles invites you on a highlights tour of the city’s scientific history.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes a key moment in the independent scientist’s efforts to detect life on Mars.
Go behind the scenes with the conservation team who are busy treating objects within the collection.