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

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  • Off-beat treats

  • Quick dash

  • Exploring the Universe

  • Art

  • Cutting-edge

  • Interactive galleries

  • Medicine and Health

Medicine and Health

Our medical galleries on the fourth and fifth floors have now closed. We will be opening a new Medicine gallery in 2019, transforming the first floor of the Science Museum into a magnificent new home for our medicine collections.

In the meantime you can visit Journeys Through Medicine, which displays the wide diversity of ways that people have perceived health, using examples that range from prehistoric surgical tools to modern medical equipment.

Who am I? on the first floor explores the way biomedical science is challenging our perceptions of our own identity, behaviour and origins.

Plus we’ve got the most important piece of mould you’ll ever see. There’s an early sample of Penicillin in Making the Modern World along with one of the first X-ray machines and Crick and Watson’s molecular model of DNA.


Journeys through medicine

Journeys Through Medicine

A medical history in the tradition of Henry Wellcome


Making the Modern World

See Stephenson’s Rocket, the Apollo 10 command module and much more


Who Am I?

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

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