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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to the North
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ticket Alert – Buzz Aldrin in Conversation with Brian Cox
Ticket Alert – Buzz Aldrin in Conversation with Brian Cox

A chance to hear from the second man to step foot on the moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who will be at the Science Museum later this month.

Ada Lovelace gets her own gallery at the Science Museum
Ada Lovelace gets her own gallery at the Science Museum

To mark the 200th anniversary of her birth, the Science Museum has opened a small gallery devoted the “mother of computing”, Ada Lovelace.

Churchill’s Scientists at the Science Museum
Churchill’s Scientists at the Science Museum

Not literally, as they are all dead now, and that would be rather macabre, but there is an exhibition about what the scientists did when alive.

The Soviet space race arrives in London
The Soviet space race arrives in London

It can scarce have escaped your notice that the Soviets have invaded London. Less keeping calm and carrying on though, than get excited and rush over to the Science Museum.