Explore the work of our contemporary science team who run the Tomorrow’s World Gallery. In partnership with the BBC the gallery inspires visitors with the latest scientific inventions and explores the impact they could have on our future.
Dr Jo Gooding, founder and director of Design Research Associates, reflects on how her historical research on National Health Service (NHS) glasses has inspired her current mission to support innovation in disability-related design.
Space Curator Doug Millard discusses the anticipated launch of the United Arab Emirates’s first Mars orbiter.
As we celebrate the launch of the Crew Dragon and two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, Space Curator Doug Millard looks back at the history of the space capsule.
The final supermoon of 2020 will rise over the UK today (7 May). But what is a supermoon, and what causes it?
Dr Elizabeth Bruton explores the life of British physicist Hertha Ayrton who was born on this day in 1854.
The Hubble telescope was launched 30 years ago today so Assistant Curator Heather Bennett looks back on some of the historic landmarks that led up to this extraordinary mission.
Dr Julia Knights, Deputy Director of the Science Museum, celebrates the recent achievements of astronaut Christina Koch whilst emphasising the key role women play in STEM and space exploration.
Assistant Curator Margaret Campbell outlines the world’s first successful autonomous drone delivery of diabetes medication.
Today marks the birthday of Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758-1836), a French chemist who played a leading, yet sometimes overlooked, role in the foundations of modern chemistry.
Science Museum volunteer Stephen Dalziel takes us back to 1950s England to explore the bizarre story of the Krogers.
Science Director, Roger Highfield, revisits speculation about the future of Christmas he made decades ago.
Assistant Curator Margaret Campbell recounts Nobel Prize winner Akira Yoshino’s predication that lithium-ion batteries ‘will play a central role’ in achieving a sustainable society.