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Current Projects

The co-creation of historical research and co-development of visitor experience in China and the UK.

Painting of a crocodile
Public engagement

Illuminating Objects

Find out about this series of precious objects on loan from The Courtauld Gallery, and their scientific and technological histories.

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.

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.

Computer-generated biplane
Digital

Digital Lab

The Science Museum Group Digital Lab explores how museums can fulfil their missions in the digital age.