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.
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What did it take to make surgery the safe, reliable treatment that we now take for granted?
Getting directions, watching television, monitoring the weather—our lives have been fundamentally changed by thousands of satellites in orbit around Earth.
Delve into stories of how experimentation and innovation in chemistry affects the world around us.
Explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the scientific quest to understand what it means to be human.
More ways to explore our collection
The Journal presents the global research community with peer-reviewed papers relevant to the work of the Science Museum Group.
Science and Society Picture Library
Over a million images and footage from the Science Museum Group.
Brought to Life: exploring the history of medicine
Browse thousands of images and stories from our medicine collection and follow the fascinating story of medicine.