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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

Front of an Islamic astrolabe, with dagger pointers on the rete

Science in the service of religion?

Applications are open for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship to study astronomical and mathematical instruments in the Museum's collections.

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. 

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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