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Science Museum @sciencemuseum Exhibition Road, London

Welcome to the home of human ingenuity. We curate a world-renowned collection & organise exhibitions and events for over 3 million visitors a year.

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Last week our Director Sir Ian Blatchford spoke to @DavidLammy MP about his latest book, Tribes: How Our Need to Be… https://t.co/0Uvuq0jMEuWe're closed today and tomorrow, and back open on Wednesday! Why not plan ahead and explore our self-guided tours?… https://t.co/Zsxvxw7t4x @Crispin_Giles Hi Crispin, thanks for your message. We really appreciate your feedback and will pass on your commen… https://t.co/588QQXhRc7Happy birthday #RRSSirDavidAttenborough! One year ago today, the UK's new polar research ship had its naming ceremo… https://t.co/IdQ2CUSHYW
Retweeted by Science Museum#OnThisDay in 1928, Alexander Fleming noted that a mould growing accidentally on a bacterial culture dish had creat… https://t.co/Wx92T6ueGX
9/28
2020
The first instrument designed specifically for quality control in food manufacture was, perhaps surprisingly, to te… https://t.co/vx8KQbZhePThough we might think of it as a 20th-century movement, traditionally seen to have its roots in the 1950s and 60s,… https://t.co/4Dw2wL8A98
9/27
2020
In our Shaping Science series, meet the artisans who are using a mix of traditional and modern techniques to create… https://t.co/3vLgr6cxlhDon’t miss the chance to be part of this exclusive @penguinlive virtual event, as @astro_timpeake—the astronaut who… https://t.co/WRLTyp3qdfThis star map called a Tenmon Bun’ya no zu shows divisions of the heavens & regions they govern. Made in 1677 by as… https://t.co/SCO3doV3xN
9/26
2020
Catch up on our latest blogs inspired by our Medicine Galleries. From the rich and complex history of amulets and t… https://t.co/ui7G24FPIHToday's #InterestingObject is this beautiful late 19C Hammond typewriter with braille markings on the keys. Discove… https://t.co/koEemCW6zD#OnThisDay in 1608 Dutch eyeglass maker Hans Lipperhey (or Lippershey) laid claim to a device that could magnify ob… https://t.co/erh5GYcS9k
9/25
2020
This automatic tea-making machine made c1902 was marketed as 'A Clock Which Makes Tea'. It worked by automatically… https://t.co/HRXcBC2M9SThis 1969 piece by Harry Stevens is simply gorgeous. https://t.co/WPqOqz4QIA
Retweeted by Science MuseumFrom thought-provoking sculptures & an embroidered maternity gown by Tabitha Moses in our Medicine Galleries, to 18… https://t.co/XEEvZz4oUmYou can see Helen Sharman's spacesuit on display in our Exploring Space gallery 🚀 Remember to pre-book your free ad… https://t.co/kB0hhGIFkt
9/24
2020
30 mins to go! Don't miss your chance to join legendary Queen guitarist, astrophysicist & @londonstereo founder Br… https://t.co/VvBveDmEcc @KmunityOfEquals @londonstereo Hi Nathanial! Yes, it's a free virtual event hosted live on our YouTube channel. Hop… https://t.co/GEOmJQXqvKTonight. 8pm. Be there. Join us. Legendary Queen guitarist, astrophysicist & founder of @londonstereo Brian May wi… https://t.co/XIUwiSUVkcFor millennia, we have wondered about the building blocks of the universe. This device (and x-ray crystallography)… https://t.co/8yrHyW7AirThe kitchen has long been at the forefront of technological innovation. Delve back into the long history of kitchen… https://t.co/IfV3OXzmHACheck out this brand new web resource on women in engineering, put together by @lizbruton and her colleagues at the… https://t.co/Ll5V7FoHBU
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9/23
2020
Pre-order your signed copy of Cosmic Clouds 3-D from our online shop: https://t.co/HqRSk9D688Tomorrow night, join the Science Museum and legendary Queen guitarist, astrophysicist & founder of @londonstereo Br… https://t.co/hTThITCa8VAccording to the astronomical calendar, today is the Autumn equinox, marking the change of seasons as the light shi… https://t.co/Cs9sxxJbV9Fascinated with natural philosophy, King George III was an avid collector of scientific instruments & had his own p… https://t.co/KwhtwN25gZ @wwwritingclub Hello, we endeavour to respond to all emails as soon as we can. Please do resend your email to info@sciencemuseum.ac.ukDrove to Herne Bay today and saw this bronze statue of Amy Johnson. Reminded me how long its been since I was in th… https://t.co/4uPP9YRkMh
Retweeted by Science MuseumHappy Birthday Michael Faraday! chemistry and electromagnetism pioneer born #OnThisDay in 1791. In this blog from t… https://t.co/OsnI3kzPKv
9/22
2020
#bornthisday Phyllis Nicolson (1917–1968) Macclesfield born mathematician and @OfficialUoM  alumni known for her wo… https://t.co/7M25W3FmmW
Retweeted by Science MuseumJames Nasmyth produced this extraordinary painting, from hundreds of observations, focusing on the light and shadow… https://t.co/iaIKF9Z3b3
9/21
2020
Model of "Novelty" as it appeared at the Rainhill Trials in 1829, the competition held to determine the motive powe… https://t.co/ML68siGk0G
Retweeted by Science Museum#OnThisDay in 1938 DuPont received a patent for nylon, the first wholly synthetic fabric, discovered by organic che… https://t.co/J3mKWbFYmP#SonicFriday is back! Tune in @mediamuseum from 25 September. Find out more 👇 https://t.co/eft5LBH0wKMathematician Dorothy Vaughan was born #OnThisDay in 1910. Vaughan’s contributions to the @NASA space programme wer… https://t.co/jRWUy9VHEu
9/20
2020
{\__/} ( •ㅅ•) / >☎️ *ring ring* {\__/} ( •ㅅ•) 📞< \ Hello! Have you seen this very cool new telephone project from… https://t.co/IghcHMtFhc
Retweeted by Science MuseumIf you missed @JoMarchant discussing her new book The Human Cosmos with Martin Rees & @RogerHighfield, the event is… https://t.co/613F3j6LyBA fascinating view of the construction of London's underground Post Office railway. Picture from our Oxford Publis… https://t.co/tur2J3yZri
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9/19
2020
Train station, railway station, exchange? Locomotive or train? Samuel Johnson would know if he was knocking about.… https://t.co/i0vjOmR1LC
Retweeted by Science MuseumHey sound fans, #SonicFriday is back! Starting on Friday 25 September we'll be launching three special digital exh… https://t.co/VTQdcr3kc1
Retweeted by Science MuseumIf you missed last night's event with New York Times bestselling science writer @JoMarchant and Martin Rees, you ca… https://t.co/yJ8ZrLfSnwWe were very excited to welcome students from Year 10 at @spacestudioWL today, our first school group at… https://t.co/qzUEstcWCB
Retweeted by Science MuseumYou can see this recreation of his experiment when you visit. The pendulum swings continuously, but while it may ap… https://t.co/iszWmhURE3Physicist Léon Foucault was born #OnThisDay in 1819. Famous for the eponymous Foucault pendulum, a device that show… https://t.co/k0k4ELOnNVWe are very excited to see this tweet as it's an excuse to share one of our favourite images of Conservation Assist… https://t.co/PaNMV9JiOd
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9/18
2020
Today's #OnlineArtExchange theme is transportation! Balloon Leaving Dover, 1835-40, by Edward William Cocks… https://t.co/xZ4gz2Fi3F
Retweeted by Science MuseumIf you live in London, walking is one of the safest, easiest and most enjoyable ways of getting to the Science Muse… https://t.co/WoaKAo3VZz📞 Ring Ring 📞 ☎️ Explore our relationship with the telephone through new artworks inspired by our collection and… https://t.co/9qbS3XBhLDIn some exciting news, @McrSciFest is returning next year! Join our friends at @sim_manchester in February 2021 f… https://t.co/u2ckJpFwyi
9/17
2020
@nma How about this? Picked by Assistant Curator @MirDaf #AskACurator https://t.co/AW15u4aMZY @AKatsaidoni @AskACurator @Kerryland101 @izz_law Excellent. If you'd like a second object, @MirDaf picked this Scry… https://t.co/nDJKVpCDrQ @_museumguy @CultureThemes How about some loo roll (which caused a lawsuit)? says @Kerryland101 #AskACuratorhttps://t.co/jbkg0VMmBY @BEexhibitionist @MediaMuseum How about a phonograph designed to play records made from chocolate? #AskACurator https://t.co/1KCJDF5Dvn @norafinds @AskACurator The more we learn about our collections, the more objects we are stumped by! says @MirDaf.… https://t.co/hsiYglLEiu @AKatsaidoni @AskACurator There are a lot of weird and wonderful items in our collection, but a favourite has to be… https://t.co/QK2IwytUsA @museumlynn @Kerryland101 The Forest of Rods wins this one says @Kerryland101 I've helped move and install it! It t… https://t.co/mC377lUAlP @norafinds @AskACurator When studying the collection we sometimes find objects we are stumped by! We recently asked… https://t.co/locFExZPf2Curious about the largest/oldest/weirdest object in our collection or what it’s like to be a curator? This afternoo… https://t.co/stXkwIPrZY
Retweeted by Science Museum'The reason I love this painting is because Letitia Sage looks so fierce, her hat is so remarkable, and the paintin… https://t.co/YBhu7FYifPCurious about the largest/oldest/weirdest object in our collection or what it’s like to be a curator? This afternoo… https://t.co/stXkwIPrZY
9/16
2020
On this day in 1830 the Liverpool and Manchester Railway opened. It was the first inter-city railway in the world,… https://t.co/AZa0v3zc7w
Retweeted by Science MuseumBut astronomers have observed Venus for centuries since Galileo Galilei first spied the planet through a telescope… https://t.co/FCU6MAI91U🎶 Is there life on... Venus? Scientists have detected gas in the Venusian atmosphere that links to microbial life,… https://t.co/5oHCiy3phA📞 Hello, hello, baby You called, I can't hear a thing I have got no service On the train, you see, see 📞 https://t.co/AoCmL9SIZv
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9/15
2020
This prototype beam splitter on display in our Making the Modern World gallery was part of the technology that made… https://t.co/qDjhW64iQW#OnThisDay in 2015 physicists of the LIGO & Virgo projects first observed gravitational waves – faint ripples pulsi… https://t.co/ZQyuOMFMZo @molly1cowan Hi Molly, thanks for your message! For health & safety reasons some highly interactive spaces that are… https://t.co/i2s1SgQ990
9/14
2020
📞 Ring Ring 📞 ☎️ Explore our relationship with the telephone through new artworks inspired by our collection and… https://t.co/vCmJ7BxhV5A report published in July warned that the UK must prepare for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this… https://t.co/HlevcEn9FC
Retweeted by Science Museum'There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.' - Happy Birthday R… https://t.co/rPYn7bnIUP
9/13
2020
@sciencemuseum launched 'The Exchange' today, a collaborative project led by @drsarahjackson1 exploring our relatio… https://t.co/zMmDznDZbs
Retweeted by Science MuseumIt's #VideoGamesDay! 🎮 What was your first games console? This is the Magnavox Odyssey. The first home games conso… https://t.co/Clvuejaki8📞 Ring Ring 📞 ☎️ Explore our relationship with the telephone through new artworks inspired by our collection and… https://t.co/zvlj5JwLgU
9/12
2020
We're thrilled our collection inspired @wself, @MayaChowdhry, @DANNYLADWA, @LisaDMKelly, @mermanpoet,… https://t.co/VouXDh5Iel☎️ Explore our relationship with the telephone through new artworks inspired by our collection and created during l… https://t.co/qhgvcJyyUZDon’t miss the chance to be part of this exclusive @penguinlive virtual event, as @astro_timpeake—the astronaut who… https://t.co/BnUujzoHjJ
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9/11
2020
#OnThisDay in 1984, this fuzzy image launched a revolution - one that sent out shockwaves that can still be felt to… https://t.co/8CK2XQbb8r#OnThisDay 2008 the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was powered up for the 1st time. Last year, we spoke to DG of CER… https://t.co/f5QQsrnp1EThe Devon Belle raised the bar on comfort and luxury, coming into operation after the Second World War. The observa… https://t.co/ISJnsLaq9b
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9/10
2020
Rachel, our Conservation Manager at @sim_manchester has been blogging. Check out her great piece here on how we car… https://t.co/qsbriViEf3
Retweeted by Science MuseumThis was the only photograph ever taken of William Herschel's 40-foot telescope at Slough. The massive reflecting t… https://t.co/zX3LdnDnt3#OnThisDay in 1839, mathematician, astronomer & experimental photographer John Herschel created the first photograp… https://t.co/OZdpfgXMdH
9/9
2020
#onthisday 1966, stardate 20153.6 to be precise, Star Trek premiered with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap"… https://t.co/AFLu4FEUbU
Retweeted by Science MuseumRemember, we're back open tomorrow (Wednesday 9 September). But if you simply can't wait, why not explore our incre… https://t.co/YU7RNodz8J
9/8
2020
Prepare for a winter of Covid 19. Thanks to @RogerHighfield for his latest excellent and clear @sciencemuseum blogp… https://t.co/M1mrGAnH2T
Retweeted by Science MuseumDo you want to help us provide unprecedented public access to our incredible collection? Have you got a passion for… https://t.co/oEXQeqXdh4
Retweeted by Science MuseumA report published in July warned that the UK must prepare for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this… https://t.co/HlevcEn9FCDon’t miss the chance to be part of this exclusive @penguinlive virtual event, as @astro_timpeake—the astronaut who… https://t.co/BnUujzoHjJA quick reminder that we're closed today and tomorrow. But we can't wait to see you on Wednesday! Make sure you've… https://t.co/D1Pb587w1L
9/7
2020
On 23 September join the Science Museum and legendary Queen guitarist, astrophysicist & founder of @londonstereo Br… https://t.co/4ZsFHZlEHA
Retweeted by Science MuseumBorn #OnThisDay 1766 John Dalton based his atomic theory on the concept that each element consists of its own uniqu… https://t.co/pHEp2p2hRU
9/6
2020
This painting from @derbymuseums titled "A Philosopher giving that Lecture on an Orrery in which a Lamp is put in p… https://t.co/MH0et1YXml
Retweeted by Science Museum'The best fun families can have with their masks on!' - @museummum We’re keeping Wonderlab squeaky clean, so you c… https://t.co/iC0inqcRtA
9/5
2020
At the National Collections Centre in Wiltshire, our teams are back safely conserving objects and studying the coll… https://t.co/4ThndWaQG0Good afternoon and welcome to the National Science and Media Salon. If you're looking for inspiration for your nex… https://t.co/Se6kB0tZay
Retweeted by Science Museum⚠️ From next week, we're open from 10am-6pm Wednesday to Sunday and closed on Monday and Tuesday 🚀 If you are pl… https://t.co/s08tAhTiPnOn #NationalWildlifeDay we explore how drones are used across the world, playing an integral part in wildlife conse… https://t.co/ITkzLOPscCToday is the final day to comment on the plans for South Kensington Station. The plans include much-needed step fre… https://t.co/3sQmrq9Sdc
Retweeted by Science Museum#OnThisDay in 1888 George Eastman was awarded a patent for a small, handheld, easy-to-use camera. Its 57mm lens all… https://t.co/Z8RsGmpZJw
9/4
2020

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