Show and Tell: Astrolabes


Follow Your Star - Show and Tell (Compendium)


Join us


  Sat 26 November: 2.00pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm


  Sat 03 December: 2.00pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm


  Sat 10 December: 2.00pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm


   Adults & families with children aged 7+


   Free entry, donations welcome

The Universe in Your Hand ...

Discover how our ancestors used intriguing astrolabes to scan the skies and read the rhythm of the universe.

Find out how to tell the time with an astrolabe — and have a go yourself.

It's free entry

We'll be in the Top Gallery on 3 Saturdays in late November and early December.

Just pick the date and time from the list that works for you, and drop in to see our astrolabes in action.

And if you'd like a reminder, you can book a free ticket to visit the Museum at that time.

See you there. 

Show and Tell in the Top Gallery on Saturday 26 November, Saturday 3 December and Saturday 10 December 2022 at 12.15pm, 2.15pm and 4.15pm



37148 Astrolabe with Lunar Mansions, by Abd al-Karim, Jazira (Mesopotamia)?, 1227/8 (round-edged square)

Astrolabe with Lunar Mansions (Inv: 37148)