James May brings science to life

Fancy James May as your personal tour guide at the Science Museum?


Let him bring to life a range of the iconic objects in the Making of the Modern World gallery with this new augmented reality app.

In the Science Museum’s brand new augmented reality app ‘Science Stories’, the renowned TV presenter and science enthusiast picks out his personal favourites from the exhibits in the Making the Modern World gallery and lets you know why he thinks they’ve earned their place in history.

The app features James as your own personal iphone avatar for 9 world-class exhibits in the gallery. Hear him explain stories and facts about the Puffing Billy, Model T Ford, Rolls Royce Merlin engine and other iconic objects, then test your knowledge with a quiz about what you’ve learned.

You can use the app at the Museum, or download for use at home. Download and print the trigger device and bring science to life in your own front room!

Purchase the James May app from Google Play or the App Store.