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Did you know the first vacuum or 'suction pump for dust' was patented #OTD in 1901? Pic of patent from our Library.
Hooke's 350-year-old book Micrographia was a revelation for microbiology (via @sciencemuseum)
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‘It’s nice to work at a place where people can take the experience away with them – you can see that it might have changed the way they look at things. I like working at the Information Desk the most. That’s where you get all the questions!’ Dwayne, Visitor Experience #MuseumMoments
Ever wanted to travel through time? Free on Sunday 13th September? You're in luck:…
Thanks for following #MuseumInstaSwap. Our last photo is this white wall of Camper shoes in the #LifeonFoot exhibition at the @DesignMuseum - a minimalist’s dream. The product is still instantly recognisable despite being blank. It was great to compare this exhibition with the wearable technology in
Less than a month to go until our biggest exhibition yet opens - #Cosmonauts
With a huge number of #dyes in our collection, we couldn't resist the wonderful colours of this dyed wood in the #DesignsOfTheYear exhibition. To fix the colour permanetly to the wood, the pieces are submerged in boiling dye for a couple of days. Together with nine other #museums in #London, we’re
Don't miss out on the last few limited edition Tony Ray-Jones prints we have for sale
Last weekend to try our family science detective trail...what will you discover?
These tools for making shoes from the @DesignMuseum's #LifeonFoot exhibition are really interesting. #Tools are an important part of our collections, and we loved how these were laid out like the neatest shed ever. Together with nine other #museums in #London, we’re celebrating each other's collect
Happy Birthday to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe! His scientific works include this book on colour from our Library.
We’re doing a lot of colour matching at the moment, mostly for the two upcoming @mediaspaceldn exhibitions: #AlecSoth and #JuliaMargaretCameron. We get scatterproofs like this made up to make sure we’re staying true to the original material and that we’re able to match the wall paint to the graphics
7cm tall, 5cm wide, 9 layers: the science behind the perfect burger! #Lunchtimereading
Our Junior Designer, Francesca, has been working on improving the pop-up cards activity pack used by the Learning team. Here you can see our prototypes of the Model T, Amy Johnson’s plane and the white peacock. You can find all these objects in our collection. #BehindtheScenes #Design
Anyone for a cup of #tea? Our Secret Life of the Home gallery shows how everyday items have developed over the decades, so we were fascinated by this prototype kettle in the #DesignsOfTheYear exhibition that could soon be in a kitchen near you. Using induction to directly heat liquid in the cup or t
Snap up your golden tickets for our @EdibleCinema screening of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
We reunited Britain's first astronaut, Helen Sharman, with her spacesuit and it was wonderful… #Cosmonauts
This Fairtrade mobile phone caught our eye as we also have one in the collection. With a greater awareness of conflict minerals and the materials needed to manufacture consumer electronics, this Fairphone is designed for those who are prepared to pay for more ethical manufacturing. Together with ni
Enter our #mydoginspace competition and your canine Cosmonaut could win some paw-some prizes!…
Do you remember your first trip to the museum? These school girls are enjoying the children's gallery in 1951! #TBT #ThrowbackThursday Image © SSPL

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