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Object handling

Hold history in your hands with objects from the Science Museum’s collection.

Discover captivating stories and get hands on with our Medicine, Information Age, and Clockmakers handling collections with the help of expert volunteers.

From morse code to the world wide web, from saints to stethoscopes, from clock components to historic timekeeping, find out how these intriguing objects have transformed our world.

Please speak to our volunteer team at the handling desk if you require audio description of any of our objects.


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