A Review of the Science Museum’s New Winton Gallery

Our Pictures Editor, Natasha Gertler, takes a look at the Science Museum’s new Winton Gallery, which brings 400 years of mathematical history to life.

The Statoil Gallery: Wonderlab

As a scientist, I’m used to hearing that science museums are boring, weird or just for kids. And in fact, when I arrived at the Science Museum, I found myself to be the only one there without children. I crossed a mist of primary colours and mirrored walls and entered the Statoil Gallery, the home […]

The Web Lab

Tucked away downstairs in the Science Museum, Chrome Web Lab, an interactive series of exhibits by Google, is a hands-on exposition of the inner workings of the Internet, consisting of five interactive experiments that focus on different aspects of the World Wide Web. Upon arrival, visitors are presented with a personal Lab Tag, while the […]

Pain Less: the future of relief

We have all suffered the unpleasant sensation of pain, whether it’s caused by the intense throbbing of a stubbed toe or through deep emotional anguish. During years training as an elite artistic gymnast, I’ve experienced my fair share – after one awkward vault-landing my joints twanged and my back wailed. For seasons, I battled with […]

Signs, Symbols, Secrets

The Signs, Symbols, Secrets: an illustrated guide to alchemy exhibition at the Science Museum was born from the discovery last year of one of the 23 legendary Ripley Scrolls in the museum’s archives. These intricately decorated tapestries are named in honour of the alchemist George Ripley, and are thought to be based on a lost […]

#Scicom21 Review: Museum Trends

This is part of a series of reviews of the sessions held by the Science Communication Group on 13th September, in celebration of 21 years of the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College. We will be putting up reviews of each session over the next couple of weeks. If you went to the celebrations and […]

Calendar: Live science – Me in 3D

When we think of the Science Museum, our first thoughts rarely involve contemporary research. Yet, with the help of the public, this is exactly what goes on in Live Science. “Me in 3D” is the new project taking over previous incarnations of Live Science (‘Insight from your Sight‘, ‘Familiar Faces‘). A team of researchers will be […]

Podcast: Radio Package 2: Sounds of the Science Museum

In the second of the I, Science radio package series, I take a look at the “Sounds of the Science Museum”. Museums are traditionally sight- and touch-based, but they use a lot of sound too – interactives, videos, audio content on gallery, and even just the constant sound of busy visitors add to the overall […]

Contagious fun at ‘Lates’

On the last Wednesday of every month, an all-adult crowd are invited to sample the delights of the Science Museum, free from the usual distraction of over-excited children. October’s theme was bio-terrorism and when I arrived at 6:30pm, the length of the queue outside suggested a good night was in store. After being herded into […]