Science City: London 1550 - 1800
Between 1550 and 1800, science changed profoundly. Our understanding of the world around us was transformed by scientific discoveries.Click to read more
Explore our collection beyond the museum floor and find out the fascinating histories behind even the smallest objects.
Objects and Stories aims to give you better access to this world-class Museum through our ever-expanding digital resources. Search for over 250,000 objects and archives in Collection Online, take a look at our curator's highlights below, and discover unique and compelling stories—from objects that have changed our world to the intriguing personal histories that lie behind them.
Artists and scientists use the same visual tools, such as drawing and photography, to understand the unseen or previously incomprehensible. However, their interpretations have not always agreed.
With stories spanning the centuries, discover how mathematics connects to every aspect of our lives.
Explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the scientific quest to understand what it means to be human.
Explore stories of the developments in science and technology that took humans into space and onto the surface of the Moon.