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Science Museum

See ground-breaking inventions - from the earliest steam train to medical breakthroughs - which have changed our lives, Recommended for KS1 upwards.


Our history is embedded in the objects we have invented, made and used. Making the Modern World displays a series of remarkable objects which represent new developments in technology, science and medicine—the events that have framed our world. Iconic displays include:

  • Babbage's Difference Engine No. 1
  • Crick and Watson's model of DNA
  • The Apollo 10 Command Module
  • A jumper knitted with wool from Dolly the Sheep

The gallery also covers themes relating to Health and Medicine Through Time courses.

This page is for educational groups; for general visitor information, please see the main gallery page.

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