Watch the video on Babbage's ingenious machine, or learn about the mathematical instruments used before the invention of computers.
ERNIE was the first machine to generate random numbers for the Premium Bonds. Find out how he captured the public’s imagination and provides a link to Colossus, the first digital electronic computer.
Launchpad - the Science Museum's most popular gallery. Explore science and technology first-hand with 50 hands-on exhibits and shows.
The Mathematics Gallery exhibits mathematical instruments and models from the seventeenth century to present day.
See King George III's unrivalled and beautiful collection of contemporary scientific apparatus.
Trace the story of the space rocket. Find out how we are probing the rest of the Solar System and beyond. In this gallery you too will be exploring space.
The Garden is an interactive gallery created especially for our very youngest visitors.
Marvel at the elegance and ingenuity of timekeeping instruments in this rich collection of more than 500 timepieces.