We've animated some of the full-size steam engines in our collections, so you can see how they work.
Take a close-up look at Britain's 'most famous plane' and read the personal stories of the people who designed, built and flew the aircraft.
Railways spread to form new social end economic networks.
Engineering education was crucial to Britain's industrial success.
A second industrial revolution brings electricity and science-based products.
New, rationally organised manufacturing systems gradually transformed industry.
The Second World War marries science to weapons development and tactics.
The time by which we all live is now maintained by incredibly accurate atomic clocks. Find out how they work, why we need their accuracy and how they may become even better in the future.
Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, conceived in 1834, is one of the startling intellectual feats of the nineteenth century. Trace the story of the man widely regarded as the great ancestral figure of computing.
Pulley blocks in a ship's rigging may appear insignificant, but the machinery invented to build them at Portsmouth dockyard played a major role in manufacturing history.
The King George III Collection at the Science Museum is a unique assembly of early apparatus for demonstrating scientific principles. Through these objects scientists were able to disseminate their knowledge of the 'new science'.
John Cooke Bourne was a prolific artist and illustrator who pioneered the realistic depiction of the construction of the railways in Britain.