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Science Museum

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New exhibition looks into the death of the Russian Royal Family
New exhibition looks into the death of the Russian Royal Family

New exhibition looks into the death of the Russian Royal Family

Probably one of the most famous royal deaths in history, and still a mystery, the Science Museum is putting on an exhibition about the execution of the Romanov Royal Family.

Jul
17
2018
Planet Mercury space probe comes to London
Planet Mercury space probe comes to London

Planet Mercury space probe comes to London

The Science Museum has shown off a full-size engineering model of BepiColombo, the European Space Agency’s first ever spacecraft to explore Mercury, and one of the most challenging planetary missions ever launched.

May
16
2018
It’s Alive! Frankenstein festival fills the Science Museum
It’s Alive! Frankenstein festival fills the Science Museum

It’s Alive! Frankenstein festival fills the Science Museum

A week of events to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, including a screening of Terminator 2 on an IMAX sized cinema screen.

Feb
13
2018
Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum
Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum

Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum

They've obviously decided that it's popular, as the Science Museum is again giving over an entire hall to computer games.

Jan
24
2018
Drink bad beer and eat cockroaches – at the Science Museum
Drink bad beer and eat cockroaches – at the Science Museum

Drink bad beer and eat cockroaches – at the Science Museum

The Science Museum is offering you a chance to end Dry January with a flourish, with tastings of bad beers and insects for snacks.

Jan
16
2018
New exhibition celebrates Britain’s cold-war rocket project
New exhibition celebrates Britain’s cold-war rocket project

New exhibition celebrates Britain’s cold-war rocket project

Conceived before NASA, before Sputnik, Britain was leading the space race with the development of the world's longest running, yet oddly little known, space rocket programme.

Nov
13
2017
Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum
Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum

Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum

Last year, a vast room was filled with digital explosions and 8-bit graphics to the delight of many, and it's returning again next month.

Sep
06
2017
The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum
The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum

The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum

An exhibition at the Science Museum looks at what happens when diplomacy fails, and war shatters people, in body and mind.

Sep
04
2017
Well, Well, Well, looks what’s at the Science Museum
Well, Well, Well, looks what’s at the Science Museum

Well, Well, Well, looks what’s at the Science Museum

Today marks the unveiling of two remarkable clocks at the Science Museum.

Aug
25
2017
Tim Peake’s spacecraft at the Science Museum
Tim Peake’s spacecraft at the Science Museum

Tim Peake’s spacecraft at the Science Museum

After hurtling through the atmosphere, its outer skin burnt and charred by superheated plasma, a spacecraft has arrived at the Science Museum.

Aug
06
2017
See a 3D model of Bond Street tube station
See a 3D model of Bond Street tube station

See a 3D model of Bond Street tube station

As an example of how TfL uses data analysis to plan future tube station upgrades, a 3D scale model of Bond Street tube station has been loaned to the Science Museum.

Aug
05
2017

Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to the North

The Science Museum has announced that it is to send Stephenson’s Rocket to the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

Jul
20
2017
The rise of the robots at the Science Museum
The rise of the robots at the Science Museum

The rise of the robots at the Science Museum

A display of mechanical marvels opens at the Science Museum and leaves the viewer with mixed emotions about the blurring boundary between man and machine.

Feb
07
2017
Magically Marvelous Mechanical Maths
Magically Marvelous Mechanical Maths

Magically Marvelous Mechanical Maths

As the world miniaturises and computerises, the Science Museum has opened a new gallery that delights in the massive mechanics of mathematics.

Dec
11
2016
Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft to go on display in London
Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft to go on display in London

Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft to go on display in London

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft used by Tim Peake in his mission to the International Space Station is to go on display in London following its acquisition by the Science Museum.

Dec
05
2016
The Silver Swan automaton flies south to London
The Silver Swan automaton flies south to London

The Silver Swan automaton flies south to London

For nearly 250 years, the silver swan has astonished audiences, and next year it will come to London for the first time in over 150 years.

Nov
15
2016
Science Museum’s Wonderlab opens to protests about costs
Science Museum’s Wonderlab opens to protests about costs

Science Museum’s Wonderlab opens to protests about costs

It takes some effort for a science museum to open an exhibition about science and technology that upsets scientists, but London's Science Museum has managed it.

Oct
11
2016
Tickets Alert: TEDx Talks Come to London
Tickets Alert: TEDx Talks Come to London

Tickets Alert: TEDx Talks Come to London

Tickets to attend a TEDxLondon talk are about to be released, where speakers from across science, technology, education and the arts will explore the end of ageing at the Science Museum.

Sep
25
2016
A festival of vintage computer games at the Science Museum
A festival of vintage computer games at the Science Museum

A festival of vintage computer games at the Science Museum

A long cavernous space within the Science Museum has been filled with over 160 retro computer games, from the earliest Pong to fairly recent 3D virtual reality headsets.

Jul
22
2016
Ticket Alert: An audience with Britain’s first astronaut
Ticket Alert: An audience with Britain’s first astronaut

Ticket Alert: An audience with Britain’s first astronaut

Later this month marks the 25th anniversary of the UK's first female astronaut blasting into space, and she will be at the Science Museum for a talk/question session.

May
04
2016
The birth of photography at the Science Museum
The birth of photography at the Science Museum

The birth of photography at the Science Museum

The ending of the first Industrial Revolution marked the birth of another, the Information Revolution -- in the form of the first photographs, and to mark that revolution, a new exhibition has opened at the Science Museum.

Apr
18
2016
The world’s oldest clock museum reopens
The world’s oldest clock museum reopens

The world’s oldest clock museum reopens

A museum collection that is a shade over 200 years old has moved to a new home, and been given a makeover of how the objects are displayed.

Apr
13
2016
Did Leonardo da Vinci invent the Tunnel Boring Machine?
Did Leonardo da Vinci invent the Tunnel Boring Machine?

Did Leonardo da Vinci invent the Tunnel Boring Machine?

The quick answer is no -- not as we know them today -- but the longer answer is sort of, maybe.

Mar
01
2016
That Magnificent Leonardo and his Amazing Machines
That Magnificent Leonardo and his Amazing Machines

That Magnificent Leonardo and his Amazing Machines

An exhibition of dual historical significance has come to the Science Museum, as huge models of Leonardo da Vinci's wonderous imagination go on display.

Feb
17
2016