Lightning, 1899

They huffed and they puffed and sparked and they arced and they changed the world forever. Think energy is all about sports drinks and chocolate bars? Come and find out just how wrong you can be.

Galleries

Energy: fuelling the future

Will your ideas today change the world tomorrow? Discover the importance of energy in this fascinating gallery.

 
Energy

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

 

Launchpad - the Science Museum's most popular gallery. Explore science and technology first-hand with 50 hands-on exhibits and shows.