Laid out chronologically from 1750 to 2000, this gallery supports key areas of the curriculum. Recommended for students aged 5 and over.
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:
- Stephenson's original Rocket locomotive
- 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.