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Take a look at the new galleries and exhibitions currently in the works at the Science Museum.

If you visit the Science Museum over the next couple of weeks you might notice some works taking place across the site. These works are part of our ongoing commitment to continue to inspire our visitors with our award-winning exhibition programme and world-class collection of iconic objects and stories of scientific achievement from across the globe.

Objects from the new Medicine Galleries
Objects for the new Medicine Galleries

One of the biggest new developments is our major new Medicine Galleries, which will showcase thousands of objects from our medicine collections for the next generation. Thanks to leadership funding from the Wellcome Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Wolfson Foundation, these six new permanent galleries will open in autumn 2019, transforming much of the first floor of the Museum and putting the history of medicine and biomedical research at the heart of the Science Museum.

As well as the Medicine Galleries, we are also in the middle of preparations for two major new exhibitions opening this autumn.

Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina, with children, 1913, c.Universal History Archive, UIG, SSPL
Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina, with children, 1913, c.Universal History Archive, UIG, SSPL

The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution, which explores the extraordinary lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and goes behind the scenes to uncover the science behind one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

Meanwhile our blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star explores our ever changing relationship with our closest star, through spectacular interactive experiences, unique artefacts and stunning imagery, in what will be the largest exhibition ever staged on the Sun.

Apothecary’s shop sign in form of sun, from The Sun: Living With Our Star

As well as this we will soon start works on another exciting new gallery that will open towards the end of next year, with more details to be announced shortly.

Right now though there is still a huge amount on offer for visitors to come explore, enjoy, and engage with at the Science Museum, from exploring the role mathematics has played in building our world in Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, to celebrating 200 years of communication in Information Age, witnessing out of this world objects in Exploring Space, and immersing yourself in the most interactive gallery in the world in Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery, plus much much more.

Black Arrow R4 rocket and X3 flight spare satellite, in Exploring Space
Black Arrow R4 rocket and X3 flight spare satellite, in Exploring Space

For more details on what’s on at the Science Museum see: sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do

For more information on the upcoming Medicine Galleries see: sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/medicine-galleries