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Making the Modern World gallery tour

Experience a volunteer-led tour of Making the Modern World, a breathtaking gallery that showcases 150 of the most significant items from the Science Museum’s collections.

Discover some iconic items that have shaped our society as you follow the cultural history of industrialisation from 1750 to the present day. Hear about some fascinating stories and objects such as:

  • John Starley who revolutionised travel for the man in the street with the development of the Rover Safety Bicycle.
  • Amelia Earhart, American aviator who become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Apollo 10 command module, that paved the way for the moon landing in 1969.

Our volunteer guides are also delivering short 10/15-minutes Spotlight talks on their favourite objects and stories displayed on gallery.

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