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The development of the microscope allowed scientists to make groundbreaking insights into the body and disease. 🔬 Take a closer look at the history of this pivotal piece of equipment in our online objects and stories
We’re once again celebrating #NationalPoetryDay by asking our visitors to write a poem based on our collection 🚀 ⚗️ 🧮 Last year, we received entries on love, patience, space, and more – what item in our collection will inspire you this year? Learn
Had some time to myself in @sciencemuseum today - so many beautiful microscopes. 🥰 These ones belonged to Lister, van Leeuwenhoek, Lankester, and Schwann. So cool to see them in person.T
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The #SummerReadingChallenge is going to be on #BluePeter! Challenge ambassadors @maxandharvey joined presenters Mwaksy and Richie in the famous Blue Peter garden to compete in a #Gadgeteers themed quiz and make their own bookmarks! 📚🔖 Watch o@cbbcBC at 5pm tonight 5HB
Discover the solar system... in Cambridge! Explore outer space on a 10km journey through the city, with lots of fun, free, family activities to help guide you along the way. @ourplaceearth | @unboxed2022 Find out more 🚀ourplaceinspace.earthty
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Throughout history, the search for beauty has come with risks, hazards and exposure to dangerous materials. 🧼 Find out more in our latest blog
Hands up who loves music ✋🥁 Join the#SummerReadingChallengee and have fun using household things to boost the sound from your phone’s speaker - plus find out the science behind this cool trick 🔊 Make your own Tune Booster with
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Searching for a fun family activity over the school holidays? Look no further than our science-themed Summer Reading Challenge with @readingagency! From brilliant books to exciting experiments, find out about what’s happening in and around our museums:
Happy 102nd Birthday Henrietta Lacks! Our latest blog celebrates the woman with one of the most important cell lines in medical history. Learn about her story here:
There are lots fun things to do with the kids over #summer in #SouthKen - from music workshops @RoyalAlbertHall, the interactive Wonderlab Gallery @sciencemuseum, magical playgrounds & boat hire @theroyalparks or see Dippy Returns @NHM_London 😎…CA
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Join us next month and meet the team behind @Drea_m_achine at this special event where you will get a unique glimpse into the immersive experience, featuring music by Jon Hopkins and stunning visuals projected on screen in the IMAX Theatre. Book now:
#OnThisDay in 1635, philosopher, architect and polymath, Robert Hooke was born. He is best known for Hooke's law, microscopy and coining the term 'cell'. 🔬 📸: A copy of Hooke's original compound microscope from our
Did you have a good time at last night’s Lates? Or maybe you missed out and want to catch the next one? Join us next month to celebrate the science, tech, art and innovation from India and the global Indian diaspora! 🎉 Book your free
Did you know that we have a Sensory Map and Visual Story available online? Check out these resources to help you plan your next trip to the Science Museum:
We pay tribute to scientist and inventor James Lovelock, who died yesterday, aged 103:
25 years on from the premiere of Stargate SG-1, we are excited to share our latest blog reflecting on the TV series and how it helps us to understand the science of wormholes. Indeed, it’s a celebration. Learn more: #stargatesg1 #wewantstargate
Looking for something free and fun to do in London tomorrow evening? Join us for fascinating talks, illuminating tours, hands-on workshops and more at our special Lates event, celebrating the last century of TV, radio and streaming. Don’t miss out:
The Cancer Revolution exhibition is now in the London Science Museum @sciencemuseum! Great place to visit with your family during the summer holiday and check out the latest cancer research progress @CR_UK…
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💬 “It’s important for people to see what exactly cancer research is” - Dr Vivian Li,@TheCrickk We’re proud to be an expert partner of@sciencemuseumm ‘Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope’ exhibition. Read more �
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Happy 103rd(!) birthday to independent scientist-inventor, James Lovelock. To celebrate, we asked @RogerHighfield to reflect on 50 years of Lovelock's Gaia theory…
Happy Birthday to @LouiseJoyBrown, the world's first IVF baby, who was born #OnThisDay in 1978! 🎂 This defining moment paved the way for millions of babies born
Nothing like a summertime sale! ☀️ Save up to 30% in-store and online across toys, fashion, homewares and much more. Shop now:
In a world accustomed to 24-hour news coverage, how did broadcast media square up to the challenge of covering the pandemic? Find out more from our panel of experts next Wednesday at Broadcast Lates.
Today marks the 161st birthday of Kadambini Ganguly, one of India’s first two female university graduates & the first Indian woman to practice Western Medicine. Learn about her remarkable life, the barriers she broke, & the doors she opened for others:
Huge honour, pleasure and fun to take @mleptin, President @ERC_Research, around the @sciencemuseum with her family - a hoot!
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🚨 Conservation news! 🚨 On Tuesday 19 July (10.00 - 11.30) the conservation team will treat items on display while the museum is open. Visitors to Making the Modern World will be able to watch & ask questions as conservators treat the crash test
Passionate about making a difference but not sure where to start? Our public bodies have roles suitable for everyone! Sign up to our public appointments network today for the latest roles and info 👇…1W
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Do you see what I see? Put your senses to the test with #ThePerceptionCensus and take part in fun interactive tasks playing with colour and illusion and uncover the fascinating diversity of our minds. Learn more from @Drea_m_achine here:
We aim to reach net zero by 2033 & want to work with funders who are also on a journey to decarbonise. So we are evolving our use of the Transition Pathway Initiative in assessing the commitment of sponsors to the energy transition & curbing climate change…
Have you explored the #SummerReadingChallenge Book Collection yet?📚 Get ready to be boggled by brilliant facts and inspired by truly amazing stories with a mix of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and graphic novels across different reading levels!…0i2
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#OnThisDay in 1856, inventor extraordinaire Nikola Tesla was born. He is best known for his contributions to developments in AC electricity supply, wireless power and electromagnetism.
What a shortlist! Ahead of our Science Fiction exhibition launching this autumn, we're delighted to share the brilliant science fiction books shortlisted for the @ClarkeAward…
Just one day to go until the #SummerReadingChallenge kicks off! 🔖 Whether participating online, or through your local library, children can keep reading all summer long! 📚 Find out more here from
We're thrilled that Prof Anya Hurlbert, Baroness Nicky Morgan, Prof Greg Radick & Sarah Sands have been appointed to the Science Museum Group Board of Trustees, alongside Prof Stephen Belcher, James Bilefield, Tim Dugher and Prof Washington Yotto Ochieng…
The latest blog in our 'The Science of Science Fiction' series is now available! @RogerHighfield explores the multiverse with the Astronomer Royal, @LordMartinRees. Mind-bending stuff! Learn more:
#OnThisDay in 1673, clockmaker and geophysicist George Graham was born. One of his most notable inventions was the orrery, a planetary model which shows the motions of the Earth and Moon around the Sun. Explore the variety of orreries in our collection:
#OnThisDay in 1916, the South London Hospital for Women was officially opened by Queen Mary. With 80 beds, it was the largest in the world to be staffed almost entirely by women; only women and children (males under the age of 6 years) were admitted. 📸:@ExploreWellcomeex
Climate change is here and happening now. Discover what humanity can do to prevent its most devastating impacts in our latest film 🔧B
On the night of Lates, we’ll also be hosting a fascinating panel discussion - A New Age of Broadcasting: Pandemic Challenges. Hear about the immediate challenges and lasting impacts of broadcasting caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Book your tickets now:
Join us for a special Lates on Wednesday 27 July to celebrate the last century of TV, radio and streaming. There’ll be fascinating talks, illuminating tours, hands-on workshops and much more to explore! Book your free tickets now:
Did you volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccine trials? If so, we hope you might like to feature in a short film as part of a new exhibition at the Science Museum. Find out how to get involved:
That's a wrap for our Pride Lates! Sign up to our newsletter to find out next month's theme
Spotting some fascinating queer objects in our collection on the Seeing Things Queerly trail
A beautiful performance from Europe's longest running LGBTQIA+ choir @pinksingers
Learning about the quest for an HIV vaccine in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries
We've got some amazing performances tonight in the Energy Hall 🎤E
It's time for #SMLates! Marking 50 years of Pride in London 🌈C
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