The Cosmos and Culture gallery is now permanently closed
From the Stone Age to the Space Age, find out how people around the world have studied the night sky.
Discover how different instruments work, find out about the people who made them, and examine models, illustrations and photographs.
Visit Cosmos & Culture to explore how astronomy has changed the way we see our universe and ourselves.
This exhibition is supported by the Patrons of the Science Museum with additional support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC.
See more pictures of the exhibits on Flickr and get behind the scenes with videos on our YouTube channel.