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The Science Museum Group’s work covers many different aspects, from conservation and curation to research and an extensive Learning programme.

Below you can find a selection of our work:

 

Family history films

Two family historians tell the human stories behind some of the extraordinary objects in the Science Museum’s collections.

BBC Television broadcast for 'Science on Show', from the Childrens' Gallery of the Science Museum, 9 January 1959

This project was an intermedial study of the public culture of science (1950-1970), comparing museum exhibitions and television programmes on similar themes.

17th century map of London

This project aims to produce a new account of the roots and development of a scientific culture in 17th- and 18th-century London.

Energy in store
Research

Energy in Store

This project explored opportunities and constraints regarding access, consultation and communication between the Science Museum Group and the volunteer heritage sector.

TOSCA nuclear fusion device

The Science Museum is a partner in a major collaborative research project known as HoNESt—an acronym for History of Nuclear Energy and Society—that launched on 1 September 2015.

Manual Telephone Exchange Enfield. Tuesday, 4 October 1960.

An initiative that explores how people in the past used instruments, machines and equipment to achieve particular results.

Man in a laboratory, 1949

This project explores the meaning and use of the category ‘applied science’ from its emergence to its fading at the end of the Cold War.

A clear plastic tray containing milk and colourful dyes, with a hand holding a cotton bud. Image has a slight horizontal black gradient.

This project re-engaged Year 7 pupils with science at the transition stage between primary and secondary school.