Information age

A major new gallery that will tell the incredible stories of how communications technologies have transformed our lives over the past 200 years. Featuring hundreds of objects from the Museum’s world-class collections, many of which have never before been on public display, the gallery will occupy the largest exhibition space in the Museum. Rare exhibits will include the extremely sensitive instruments which detected the first transatlantic telegraph messages in 1858, the BBC’s first radio transmitter 2LO, and a BESM-6, the only Russian supercomputer in a museum collection in the West.

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Exhibitions and events

Churchill's Scientists

Event at Science Museum until 01.11.2018 0:00

Marking the 50th anniversary of his death, Churchill’s Scientists tells the little-known story of how Churchill’s fascination with science led to the scientific achievements that helped Britain win...

Challenge of Materials

Event at Science Museum until 01.11.2018 0:00

Explore and experience the properties of materials in our eye-opening Challenge of Materials gallery. Walk across a magnificent glass bridge suspended by steel wires spanning the main hall. Discover...

Glimpses of Medical History

Event at Science Museum until 01.11.2018 0:00

From Neothlithic times to 1980, relive the absorbing (and sometimes gory) history of medicine. Explore the remarkable work of doctors, dentists, opticians and surgeons through models and life-size...

The Secret Life of the Home

Event at Science Museum until 01.11.2018 0:00

From pop-up toasters to horse-drawn vacuum cleaners, take a closer look at the development of household appliances. Most of the objects on show date from the late 19th and the 20th century. But...

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