Be fascinated by iconic treasures, such as the world-famous Stephenson’s Rocket locomotive. You can also rediscover the everyday objects of your childhood, see contemporary art in an unusual setting and learn more about the history and future of science and technology.


Flight gallery

Share the dreams of the flight pioneers: see the development of aviation from its tentative beginnings to the modern era of mass air travel.

Exhibits in Making the Modern World

This unique, breathtaking gallery chronologically presents 150 of the most significant items from the Science Museum's collections from 1750 to 2000.


The ingenious use of steam to generate power helped Britain become the world’s first industrial nation.


See the extraordinary range of labour-saving devices in this intriguing technological guide to the development of the modern home.