The Energy Hall

The Science Museum's steam engines tell a story of how we have harnessed power to help create the world we live in today.

For over 300 years, steam has been the driving force behind British trade and industry. Even now, steam turbines generate 75% of the electricity we use every day, at home and at work.

This is the story of steam power, its inventors and users, and the extraordinary part they played in shaping the modern world.
The reinterpretation and redisplay of the engines was made possible thanks to the kind support of The Wolfson Foundation.