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Stephen Hawking at Work

Explore incredible objects, including some never seen by the public before, from Professor Stephen Hawking’s office in this new, free display.  

A new special display, Stephen Hawking at Work, will give an insight into the working life of the world-renowned theoretical physicist. Come and marvel at the extraordinary contents of Hawking’s office which was acquired for the nation by the Science Museum Group in May 2021.  

Highlight objects going on display for the first time include a rare copy of Hawking’s PhD thesis, his wheelchair and Hawking’s most treasured office possession—a blackboard filled with academic doodles and jokes. 


Stephen Hawking at Work will tour the Science Museum Group’s museums, opening next at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester in summer 2022.

Part of the Science Museum Group