Outreach Officers Ronan Bullock, Aasiya Hassan and Susie Glover report back after their outreach trip to Hong Kong and China. In March 2014, the Science Museum’s Outreach team was invited for the second time by The British Council in Hong Kong to deliver a series of shows and workshops as part of their Science Alive Festival. The theme of this year’s festival was ‘The Code of Life’ and we disgusted audiences with blood, guts, and snot, exploring the science behind the human […]
We are committed to inspiring adults and children to get involved in Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM). Find out more about the range of events and school visits we run in the Museum.
We’re getting great feedback from audiences attending The Energy Show, which is currently on tour around England and Wales. We’ve had one fantastic review in particular from seven year old Anna Sherriff that we’d love to share with you. Anna writes: The Energy Show was fun and exciting with lots of humour and giving a lot of fact as well. Personally I think there could be no improvement at all! The show was about two scientists doing lots of fun experiments, […]
Stella Williams from our Learning Support Team writes about one of her favourite Science Museum objects The VCS3 was more or less the first portable commercially available synthesizer, unlike previous machines which were housed in large cabinets and were known to take up entire rooms. It was created in 1969 by EMS (Electronic Music Studios), a company founded by Peter Zinovieff. The team at EMS used a combination of computer programming knowledge, advanced engineering and musical ambition to create a […]
Jack Gelsthorpe and Lauren Souter are both Audience Researchers working on the new Information Age gallery. Here they discuss some of the work they do in prototyping digital media for the exhibition. In September 2014 an exciting new gallery, Information Age, which celebrates the history of information and communication technologies, is due to open at the Science Museum. The gallery will include some truly fascinating objects such as the 2LO transmitter, part of the Enfield telephone Exchange and the impressive Rugby Tuning […]
Explainer Affelia in our Learning team looks at some mischievous mirrors in the Science Museum. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? We all know this famous saying from Snow White, but mirrors are incredibly useful in our day to day lives. We use them in the morning to check our hair, in cars to avoid crashes and some buildings have them in corridors for safety. But there are some other, more mischievous, ways to use […]
It’s always a nice surprise receiving letters from our visitors and we try our best to write back as soon as possible. In fact most of the letters we receive are from Primary Schools who have just visited. The pupils from Pirbright Village Primary School sent us some lovely letters telling us their favourite parts of the Science Museum. The pupils loved the Exploring Space gallery, Launchpad and the Space Station IMAX 3D film (click to enlarge letters). Explainer Fact: If you would like to send us […]
We love receiving letters from our visitors and we always try our best to write back as soon as possible. Recently pupils from Spaldwick School visited the Launchpad gallery and saw the Feel the Force science show presented by Explainer Dwain on their outing to the Museum (click to enlarge letters). Explainer Dwain was so impressed that he thanked the pupils of Spaldwick school and answered queries about his co-star in the Feel the Force show – Phil the Frog! Explainer Fact: If you would like to […]