Both ambitious in scale and design, our Information Age gallery is a stunning celebration of the breakthroughs in information and communication technology that have transformed our lives over the last 200 years. From the first transatlantic telegraph cable that connected Europe and North America in minutes rather than weeks, to the advanced computing power of the modern smartphone, this gallery brings to life some of the remarkable personal stories behind each of these important technological achievements.
Famously opened by Her Majesty The Queen with her first tweet last October, Information Age has now made it to the finals of this year’s National Lottery Awards for Best Heritage Project (you can vote here).
Over half a million visitors have explored Information Age to date and now all visitors and supporters of the Science Museum have the chance to give the gallery their stamp of approval in this national vote. Voting online is free, takes less than a minute and is open to everyone between 24 June and 29 July. You can vote here and the project with the most votes will win the title of Best Heritage Project 2015.
Featuring more than 800 unique objects from the Science Museum collections and state-of-the-art interactive displays, Information Age is the first museum gallery in the UK dedicated to the history of information and communication technology. We hope all visitors will identify with some of the technology that is on display, but will also be surprised by the scale and elegance of others, and captivated by the stories of those people who invented, operated or were affected by each new invention.