About the Collections
The Science Museum has over 300,000 objects in its care, with particular strengths in the history of western science, technology and medicine since 1700.
It has been uniquely placed to acquire objects recording the Industrial Revolution, and now holds unrivalled collections in this area. Medical artefacts from all periods and cultures also form an important part of its holdings.
Our science collections contain the instruments that have made science such a pervasive and powerful element in modern culture.
Our ICT collections represent how the storage, manipulation and communication of information have become fundamental to human existence.
See some examples of the collections that we hold