The Science Museum Public History Project explores the many different ways that your historical interests can open up new and more rewarding stories about our collections.

Public history research

Are you a collector, family historian, retro-enthusiast, sampler, or a visitor of museums and country houses?

Are you interested in history and are you fascinated by how people used to think and live?

If you are, then you’re in good company, with millions of others who enjoy exploring the past. 

The Science Museum Public History Project explores the many different ways that your historical interests can open up new and more rewarding stories about our collections. 

We are looking to you to help us develop new types of displays and events. Some of our past and present projects are listed below.

To learn more about the work we do or to suggest a project please email: publichistory@sciencemuseum.org.uk

Current Projects

Past Projects