Communications and Computing

Talk With Me Barbie doll, USA, 1997

Is that a dict-a-phone in your pocket or have you just been to the Science Museum? Come and discover what the world was like when phones were phones, computers were car-sized and blogs were something you put on the fire.


Watch the video on Babbage's ingenious machine, or learn about the mathematical instruments used before the invention of computers.

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.