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Zap away the post Christmas blues and power up your 2019 with our Top 10 electricity-themed songs, inspired by our Electricity: The spark of life exhibition.
As 2018 draws to a close, we take a look back at your favourite blog posts this year.
We’ve been thinking about Rocket a lot recently. Not just its engineering excellence that sets it apart from its rivals, but the stories of the people surrounding the iconic locomotive as well.
If you’ve read any of our Rocket blogs, you’ll already know that Rocket was designed by Robert Stephenson, son of engineer George Stephenson. But who exactly were they? What made them tick, and how did they rise to the heights that they did?
To get you into the festive mood, here’s a trip into the Science Museum Group collections to find a very random but very *us* 12 Days of Christmas…
Archivist Jan Shearsmith takes us through a collection he found documenting the training exploits of a pilot in the early days of the RAF.
Here’s a question you probably haven’t been asked: in a game of museum object charades, how would you act out an ornate 19th century glass lamp shade?
You may be surprised to learn that our ‘Great Western Warehouse’ (formerly ‘Main Building’) has been renamed ‘New Warehouse’. What’s so new about it?
Curator of Engineering Sarah Baines takes a look at the innovative thinking of James Joule, whose ideas on heat and energy were initially thought to be so revolutionary they were rejected by the scientific establishment.
Consultant curator Paul Bonaventura talks about the thinking behind the amazing artworks that were specially commissioned for Electricity: The spark of life.
Years of work by curators, archivists and designers go into making each of our exhibitions a reality—but very few people have the chance to speak to them in person about the ideas behind each show.
We take a look at the work our conservation team did with two of the more unusual objects in our Electricity exhibition, the electric eel and the red phonebox.
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