You’re one of the luckiest humans in history. You can travel faster, further and higher than any of your ancestors. Play you cards right and you might just reach the Moon. Isn’t it about time you found out how you got so lucky? Take a trip around our terrific transport collection.


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.

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.



Actor playing Isambard Kingdon Brunel

Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel at your service... Meet the famous British engineer who designed one of the finest ships, the Great Eastern.