Today (25 August) marks the unveiling of two remarkable clocks from the Science Museum Group collection, the Wells Cathedral clock mechanism and the barograph clock by Alexander Cumming.
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.
The bravery of stretcher bearers at Passchendaele
You can now watch Christopher Nolan’s latest block-buster ‘Dunkirk’ at the Science Museum IMAX Theatre. After the film you can explore the stories behind the innovative aircraft that saved countless lives and turned the tide of the war in our Flight Gallery.
110 years ago on this day, 14 July 1907, the famous chemist William Henry Perkin died. To commemorate this anniversary, Sophie Waring, Curator of Chemistry, looks at items in the collections linked to his most famous invention: mauveine, the first synthetic organic chemical dye.