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Galleries and exhibitions

  • Who am I?

    Find out what makes you you in this gallery that mixes intriguing objects with interactive exhibits.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • History of Agriculture

    Learn about farming through the seasons and how mechanical power replaced animal power in the history of agriculture.

    • Age 7 - 11
  • Antenna

    Science news from every angle – from headline grabbing gadgets to hot topics.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Challenge of Materials

    Explore the wonderful world of materials - how they are made, how they are used and how we get rid of them.

    • Age 3 - 5
    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • Computing

    A historical look at the development of computers through to the mid-70s.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • Energy - fuelling the future

    Discover the importance of energy and how we might fuel our future in this hands-on gallery.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Energy Hall

    Traces the story of how steam power lead Britain to become the first industrial nation.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Engineer Your Future

    Try your hand at the skills engineers use and discover the engineers who are shaping our future.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • Flight

    See the development of aviation from its tentative beginnings to the modern era of mass air travel.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • Glimpses of Medical History

    Full-sized reconstructions depicting scenes from medicine across time and different cultures.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Health Matters

    How science and technology has transformed medicine in the 20th century.

    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • Information Age

    Explore how information and communication technologies have transformed our lives over the last 200 years.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • James Watt and our World

    Step inside James Watt’s extraordinary workshop to discover more about the first hero of Britain’s Industrial Revolution.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • Launchpad

    Hands-on, minds-on gallery where students explore science through interactive exhibits.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
  • Making the Modern World

    Significant objects representing ground-breaking developments in science, technology and medicine from 1750 to 2000.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • Mathematics

    Mathematical instruments and models from the seventeenth century to the present day.

    • Age 14 - 16
    • Age 16+
  • Media Space

    Photography exhibitions that explore the relationships between photography, science, art and technology.

    • Age 16+
  • Pattern Pod

    Hands-on gallery for under 8s exploring patterns in the world around us.

    • Age 3 - 5
    • Age 5 - 7
  • Psychology: Mind Your Head

    Small exhibition exploring some of the stories, tools and puzzles that have engaged British psychologists during the twentieth century.

    • Age 16+
  • Secret Life of the Home

    Domestic appliances from across time that are great for exploring many aspects of science, design and technology in our lives.

    • Age 3 - 5
    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Exploring Space

    Trace the story of the space rocket and find out how we are probing the Solar System and beyond.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • The Garden

    Hands-on gallery for under-6s (including Year 1) featuring zones about building, water, light and sound.

    • Age 3 - 5
    • Age 5 - 7