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My fortnight at the Museum
In April we welcomed Kelly Lau, a second year student from the University of Reading, to the Museum for a two week placement. In this guest blog post Kelly talks about her experience at the Museum.
Object of the month
Time in your hand
In a world before mechanical clocks, people told the time using water clocks and sundials.
Many sundials remain from classical Greek and Roman antiquity, but almost all were fixed in one place: carved in stone and meant to serve as public or private monuments. This tiny sundial is one of just a handful of ancient portable dials to survive. Though only 6cm across, it mirrors the whole Roman world.
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.