Assistant Curator Katie Crowson highlights the figures represented among the Science Museum Group collection that pursued ‘hidden’ knowledge in Europe during the Renaissance.
It is our third year celebrating National Poetry Day.
This weekend we celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey. Inspired by this historic event, we’ve delved into the collection and highlighted what you can see and do this weekend in our museums.
Trainee Assistant Digital Curator, Gabrielle Bryan-Quamina, delves into our collection to tell the story of the Radium Girls, the first casualties of industrial radium poisoning.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern. In efforts to fight Winter SAD, Rachael Simões, Trainee Assistant Digital Curator, takes a closer look at different relationships with nature which could support mental health.
Each spring crowds of thousands gather on the banks of the river Thames in west London for The Boat Race, a rowing competition between crews from Cambridge and Oxford universities. Ahead of this year’s race, we reveal the story behind one winning boat.
At the Blythe House object store, Collections Decant Assistant Georgina Kavanagh has been uncovering interesting stories as she prepares the collection to move to its new home in Wiltshire.
Go behind the scenes and discover more about our work to record Stephen Hawking’s office.
For anyone working near a university campus, the influx of new and returning students is hard to miss. It’s hard to imagine that in the three years prior, national lockdowns closed universities and schools. Staff had to find innovative ways of switching to online teaching but also how to deliver hands on practical experiments to their students – wherever they were in the world.
On 30 January 1890 adventurer and journalist Elizabeth Bisland made history, circumnavigating the world in just 76 days. Her remarkable journey was recorded on a rare globe, now part of the Science Museum Group Collection.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have noticed people wearing a sunflower symbol on a green background on lanyards, badges, or face coverings. Curator Selina Hurley explains why we have added these sunflower symbols to our collection.
This year marks the centenary of the 1922 Everest expedition and Science Museum Keeper of Medicine, Natasha McEnroe, explores the kit used on the expedition, the innovations in techology the trek inspired and the lesser-known story of the people in Tibet who were a key part of this landmark attempt, as part of our Open for All blog series.