Cultural Institution

Science Museum

The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD


The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and gained independence in 1909. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe.

The Mathematics: Winton Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, reopened in December 2016. The design was inspired by the Hadley Page aircraft displayed at the centre of the gallery. The undulating forms through the gallery is driven by the equations of airflow used in the aerospace industry, representing the air the flow around the aircraft.

Currently exhibiting at the Science Museum is the Robots exhibition, tracing the 500-year quest to make machines human.

Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement.

Image: Exhibition Road façade, ©Science Museum

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