Shelves at Blythe House

Our science collections contain the instruments that have made science such a pervasive and powerful element in modern culture. 

These objects illustrate how science and scientists have operated, whether in observation, analysis or experimentation. 

Collections cover:

  • astronomy and cosmology
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • earth sciences
  • natural history
  • natural philosophy
  • navigation
  • surveying
  • time
  • weights and measures.

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