The results are in!
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 links this massive machine with today's changing climate?
It's the most famous steam locomotive in the world... but what makes it so special?
Using only 20 letters, how did this odd-looking machine make the world a smaller place?
Looking inside the body was tricky before the discovery of X-rays. What did it mean for medicine?
Motoring for the masses begins. Imagine swapping your horse for this handsome creature...
A life-saving medicine made from mould? Would you have believed it?
The Nazis built it to fire missiles at London. So why have we chosen a weapon of war to celebrate our centenary?
In a world where computers could only do one thing, how slow could you bear to go?
Imagine how you'd feel if you thought you had discovered the secret of life...
How far? How fast? How on Earth? Forty years later we ask: would I have been as brave?
What does the Science Museum mean to you?
Share your favourite memories of the Museum and read what some famous friends have to say...
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.