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.
Photographer Kevin Percival discusses his work for Science City 1550– 1800: The Linbury Gallery.
For over 5000 years alloys have been vital to innovation, science and technology. Assistant Curator Emma MacNicol explores some of the uses of these remarkable metals.
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.
To celebrate the anniversary of King George III’s coronation, Assistant Curator Matthew Howles explores a crowning achievement in the history of scientific instrument-making: George III’s very own mural arc.
We explore the life and work of James Watt.
As we celebrate James Lovelock’s 100th birthday, Roger Highfield reflects on his scientific achievements.
As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission draws nearer, Science Museum curator John Liffen reminisces about watching the launch from the museum.
Assistant Curator Martha Clewlow explores the robots and Artificial Intelligence algorithms creating art.
Curator Isabelle Lawrence looks at the bebionic hand, an exciting new addition to our collection, and the history and future of artificial limbs.
The first non-stop transatlantic flight took place in June 1919. We explore what happened next…