Applications are open for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship to study astronomical and mathematical instruments in the Museum's collections.
The foundation of a museum
We’ve collected together photographs of the Museum from 1924 to the start of 2000 for you to explore.
Object of the month
This is the oldest complete geared machine in the world.
It was made in the early 1200s in Isfahan (modern-day Iran) and is part of a largely lost tradition that goes all the way back to the more complex but fragmentary remains of the celebrated ancient Greek Antikythera mechanism.
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.