When you walk up Exhibition Road towards Hyde Park, passing by the shrapnel pocked façade of the Victoria and Albert Museum, to the west you will see a small road that appears to end in an ornate gate – this is Museum Lane.
To mark the upcoming opening of our new exhibition Turn It Up: The power of music on 19 October, we asked people to submit the songs that make them smile for World Smile Day on 6 October.
Tim Boon reflects on the work of Frank Sherwood Taylor, Director of the Science Museum in the 1950s.
Discover new favourite authors and whole new worlds by entering our giveaway by Monday 10 July to be in with a chance to win seven science fiction books.
On Friday 23 June the Science Museum opened a free, first-of-its-kind gallery dedicated to world-changing engineering innovations and the fascinating range of people behind them.
On Sebastião Salgado’s birthday, Parvati Nair explores how Salgado’s photographs convince viewers of the urgency of environmental action.
Today (11 December) is International Mountain Day, a UN initiative launched in 2002 to highlight the key role mountains play in biodiversity and livelihoods. Dr Julia Knights, Deputy Director of the Science Museum, explores the mountains of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest through the lens of the stunning images by Sebastião Salgado in the Amazônia exhibition at the Science Museum.
Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has soared by 22% within a year. Science Director Roger Highfield talks to Brazilian climate scientist Patricia Pinho about the profound implications for biodiversity, indigenous people, and global climate.
To mark the opening of Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom, Dr Despina Ignatiadou from the National Archaeological Museum Athens discusses the story of Hermes, messenger of the Gods, exploring his significance through the artefacts devoted to him.