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

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Exhibition

The Science and Art of Medicine

The history of medicine across the world and across cultures
free

Temporary exhibition

3D: Printing the Future

Find out what 3D printing will do for you
free

Exhibition

Photograph of creature with outstretched wings, fur body and horn

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction

Discover Fontcuberta's compelling photographic images in his first major UK exhibition

Drop-in workshop

Pop-up museum

Create your own mini pop-up Science Museum
free

Exhibition

Birmingham, January by Nick Hedges

Make Life Worth Living: Nick Hedges’ Photographs for Shelter 1968–72

Uncover the harsh realities of social housing in sixties Britain
free

Exhibition

Science in the 18th Century

George III's collection of scientific apparatus
free

Exhibition

Open for Business

Uncover the story of contemporary British industry as captured by nine world-class Magnum photographers
free

Exhibition

Listening Post

Listening Post is currently closed
free

Exhibition

James Watt and our World

Step inside James Watt's extraordinary workshop
free

Interactive gallery

Energy: fuelling the future

Will your ideas today change the world tomorrow?
free

Exhibition

Shackleton’s Man Goes South

The literary and scientific inspiration behind the writing of Shackleton’s Man Goes South
free

Exhibition

Challenge of Materials

Explore the world of materials
free

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