The results are in!

We chose ten objects from our incredible collection that changed the future and invited you to vote for your favourite...

Nearly 50,000 people voted and the results are extremely revealing. Visitors voted overwhelmingly for the discoveries and inventions that helped transform the way we see, treat and understand our bodies.

The X-ray Machine took top place, followed by Penicillin and the DNA Double Helix.

For 100 years the Science Museum has been making sense of the science that shapes all our lives.

Join us as we celebrate our Centenary year. Find out about our special lectures, new exhibitions and events and be amazed by our plans for the Museum of the Future...

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What does the Science Museum mean to you?

Share your favourite memories of the Museum and read what some famous friends have to say...

What's on

The Science Museum is 100 years old! Come along and join in our year of celebrations with some amazing events, concerts, lectures and new exhibitions.

About our centenary

See how much the world has changed in just 100 years, with our mini history of the Science Museum and the world of science...

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