Support the way our Museum changes

We’re running an appeal to help support all the important work that goes on bringing science to life.

Your donation will help us make the most out of our unrivalled collections, acquire new objects, create innovative exhibitions and galleries, and develop the world’s best learning programmes for all ages.

Below are the stories of just some of the objects in our collection. Many have had complicated journeys to end up on display, ready and waiting for you to enjoy.

It’s our responsibility to look after the collection and make sure you get to see the best of it. But in order to do this, we need your help. Since 2010 we have faced continued reductions to our government funding – in real terms, a funding cut of more than 30% – and are increasingly reliant on the support of our visitors. Your support is crucial, and through donations from visitors we are now raising £2 million annually – 42 pence per visitor.

Every donation, of any amount, helps us transform our collection with the care and concern it needs – as well as cranes and hoists, we get through a lot of gloves, tissue paper and packaging!

Support us online or by texting SCIENCE to 70300 to make a £3 donation.

Eurostar 3000 satellite

Rugby tuning coil

Cameroon call box

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