This gallery presents an in-depth look at the topical science issue of antibiotic resistance. Recommended for ages 11 and over.
Antibiotics have enabled us to combat diseases that were once untreatable. But bacteria have fought back, evolving into superbugs resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics.
This new exhibition explores how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance, featuring scientific research from across the globe and the personal stories of those waging war on the superbugs.
See real bacteria and discover the innovative technologies being used to make superbugs a thing of the past.
To explore more current science stories, visit the Tomorrow’s World gallery right next to Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives.
This page is for educational groups; for general visitor information, please see the main gallery page.
Other things to see and do
Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D (U) – school info
Take a journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions. Recommended for ages 9 to 18.
It Takes Guts Show – school info
A gross, squirm-inducing show about the workings of the human digestive system. Recommended for ages 7 to 11.
Who Am I? – school info
Explore the science of who we are through intriguing objects, thought-provoking artworks and interactive exhibits. Recommended for ages 11 and over.