From 8 February to 3 September 2017
**** ‘A truly mind-bending array of humanoid imagery’ The Daily Telegraph
***** 'You HAVE to see Robots' The Londonist
‘A treasure trove of robotic delights’ The Guardian
‘A bold and compelling show’ The Times
From the dawn of mechanised human forms to cutting-edge technology fresh from the lab, Robots reveals the astonishing 500-year quest to make machines human.
Focusing on why they exist rather than on how they work, our blockbuster exhibition explores the ways robots mirror humanity and the insights they offer into our ambitions, desires and position in a rapidly changing world.
£15 for adults—ages 11 and under go free
Ticket info and deals
- Tickets are for designated time slots to help us manage visitor numbers during busy times.
- Robots is open until 22.00 every Friday (last entry at 21.00).
- Students get 50% off at our Friday late openings - please bring a valid NUS or student card.
- Over 60s get 50% off on Tuesdays.
- Get 10% off the Robots exhibition catalogue when you buy one online at the same time as a ticket for Robots.
- Suitable for age 8+
- Find out about special rates for pre-booked group visits
science museum lates
Join us on 26 July and 30 August for Lates, our free adults-only evening, for a chance to see Robots after-hours at a discount price.
Exhibition tickets are available with or without an optional 10% donation to the Museum: Adults £7.50 / £6.75; concessions £6.50 / £5.85; seniors £7.00 / £6.30.
Curator Ben Russell shares seven must see robots from the exhibition:
Robots takes you on an incredible journey spanning five centuries, illustrated with robotic artefacts from around the globe from a 16th century mechanised monk to some of film’s most iconic robotic creations and the very latest humanoids:
Robots: 500 years in the making
How long ago do you think the first robot was made? 20 years ago? 50? 100? In actual fact the history of robots stretches back at least 500 years.
Find out more in this short documentary from Robots curator Ben Russell