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Explore our fascinating new gallery celebrating engineers and their extraordinary stories. 

Engineers shape the world that we live in, creating bold, ground-breaking innovations that respond to global challenges and improve billions of lives. But how much do we know about the people behind these innovations? 

Human stories are at the heart of the Engineers gallery, where visitors have the opportunity to take a closer look at iconic objects such as the first digital camera, the cutting-edge CMR ‘Versius’ surgical robot arm and a miniature atomic clock that the entire GPS system depended upon, as well as learn more about the remarkable people who invented them. 

These stories sit within four distinct sections:

  • Bodies looks at how controlled drug delivery and surgical robots place people and their bodies at the heart of precision engineering practice. 
  • In Lives​, LED lighting and digital imaging sensors​ illustrate how engineers’ powers of visualisation shape technology to new and successful outcomes. 
  • In Connections​, GPS, internet and web technologies represent engineering as a connected practice, with diverse teams enabling the connections humanity depends upon to thrive. 
  • Creating​ looks at how engineers are creative people. Their imaginative ways of thinking are central to developing amazing innovations which can change the world. 

The Engineers gallery also celebrates our engineering heritage and showcase innovations through the global lens of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering—the world’s leading award for engineers – with current and past prize winners featured throughout.

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