To celebrate International Astronomy Day, Assistant Curator Matthew Howles takes an in-depth look at the most iconic of astronomical instruments: the telescope.
From iconic galleries like Exploring Space to award-winning newer additions to the museum like Mathematics: The Winton Gallery our galleries make the museum an inspiring place to explore. We also open temporary exhibitions throughout the year covering a range of topics from science and technology to history and photography.
Ahead of Science City Lates on 26 February, Participation Assistant Audrey Aidoo-Davies discusses an exciting project she’s been running with curator Alexandra Rose and some young makers of today.
Science Museum volunteer Stephen Dalziel takes us back to 1950s England to explore the bizarre story of the Krogers.
Photographer Kevin Percival discusses his work for Science City 1550– 1800: The Linbury Gallery.
Top Secret volunteer Sheila Mair explores the evolution of scrambler phones used during the Second World War.
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.
Newly released MI5 files reveal for the first time that the Portland Spy Ring, one of the Soviet Union’s most successful spy rings in the UK, could have been caught four years earlier if the Admiralty had listened to the ex-wife of one of spy ring’s members.