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

Engineer Your Future

Permanent exhibition

Young people will be inspired to think like engineers and have their preconceptions challenged in a free interactive exhibition that is to open at the Science Museum this December. Engineer Your...

The Sun: Living With Our Star

Event at Science Museum until 06.05.2019 0:00

The Sun. Its beauty and power have inspired us since the dawn of civilisation. Set at the centre of our solar system, its brilliant light shapes our sense of time, our health and our environment....

The Sun Lates

Event at Science Museum on 28.11.2018 18:45

Join us on Wednesday 28 November at Lates for a much-needed dose of Vitamin D. Inspired by our latest blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star, warm up with a night at the museum that...

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