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Etching of Coronation procession of His Majesty George the Fourth, 1821.

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.

Boats on the river at Putney, London, in 1933

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.

"Can I help you" staff badge for business partners with a sunflower and the Hidden Disabilities logo

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.

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