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History of Science Museum

Discover. Connect. Inspire.

The history of science through objects.

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12 to 5pm.

Entry is free, please donate £5.

From the Museum

history of science museum in 1999

The foundation of a museum

We’ve collected together photographs of the Museum from 1924 to the start of 2000 for you to explore. 

helen pooley

My favourite object...

Helen Pooley (Primary Education Officer) talks about her favourite object, an armillary sphere once owned by an Earl.

How it works

These short films bring to life a selection of working scientific instruments from the Museum's collection. All are on permanent display, but for conservation reasons would not normally be handled or demonstrated in public. 

See the full series

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