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

Agriculture

The Agriculture gallery is now permanently closed


The Agriculture gallery traces the history of arable farming and considers a future of genetically modified food. From the ploughs and hoes of the Middle Ages to the combine harvesters and balers of the 20th century, this gallery presents a fascinating collection of original machinery and superb scale models.

Find out about dibblers, seed drills, clod-crushers and junglebusters, and see how the working life of an arable farm changes as the seasons unfold. Examine an original Ferguson tractor and operate a cut-away combine harvester yourself.

Visit the Agriculture gallery for a fascinating insight into the history and future of farming.

Join Tom Heap as he looks back at the Agriculture gallery that was open for over 60 years at the Science Museum.

From the ploughs and hoes of the Middle Ages to the combine harvesters and balers of the 20th century as well as detailed dioramas, Tom revisits the history of the gallery and its many stories.

Agriculture

Unearth the history of farming GALLERY CLOSED
Floor: 1
free
Subjects
Environment
Age ranges
AdultsAge 12-16Age 8-11Age 5-7
Also on this floor:
Cosmos & Culture