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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Suggestions for your visit

  • Off-beat treats

  • Quick dash

  • Exploring the Universe

  • Art

  • Cutting-edge

  • Interactive galleries

  • Medicine and Health

Off-beat treats

We’ve got rockets, engines and X-ray machines, but we’ve also got mummies, an obese mouse and half of a very clever brain.

The obese mouse – genetically modified so it didn’t know when it was full – is in Who am I? along with the seven-toed cat and a case of items that can trigger phobias including spiders, needles and, of course, beads.

Tucked away in a corner of Computing you’ll find half of Charles Babbage’s brain (the other half is in another museum). Brains of ‘great men’ were often kept in the 19th Century to try and discover the secret of their greatness.

Otherworldly items in Cosmos and Culture include a dark matter detector and a map of the moon.

Find out how flushing toilets work in The Secret Life of the Home and get up close and personal with an astronaut nappy in Exploring Space.


Who Am I?

Who am I? investigates everyone’s favourite subject – themselves



Trace the development of early computers


Cosmos & Culture

Find out how people have studied the night sky


The Secret Life of the Home

Trace the development of household gadgets and gizmos


Exploring Space

Marvel at rockets, satellites, space probes, landers and more

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