Science Museum, London, England
Why do you look like that? Genetic Studies and Romance in the Science Museum.
Visiting the Science Museum
The Science Museum showcases scientific and technology development throughout the ages along with a wing of cutting edge technology. It’s free of charge, in central London very close to both the Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum.
An embryonic scientist exploring the difference between solid and liquid materials.
Exploring Space; The Secret Life of the Home (wacky gizmos); Apollo 10 Command Module; Harle Sykes Red Mill Engine (Energy Hall); Puffing Billy (the world’s oldest steam locomotive); Babbage Difference Engine (computers and maths); Who am I? (brain science and genetics); Launchpad (core science principles for kids); IMAX 3-D Cinema; Pattern Pod (kids under 8).
Stephenson’s Rocket Locomotive, the avante-garde template for steam powered passenger locomotives in 1829. Top Speed 29mph.
A small animatronic display of steam ploughing in 1858.
A personal transport concept vehicle from Toyota.
An interactive display on human materials.
The Science Museum’s Wellcome Wing
This is a four floor zone at the far end of the museum’s more traditional object-rich displays, featuring new technology and science exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on educational games.
The Time-Eating Clock, also known as the ‘Midsummer Chronophage Clock’.
This is one of two clocks in the world to show the experience of relative time. In other words it runs at different speeds at different times but always shows the hour on time, err. . . we think. The Chronophage insect greedily gobbles up every minute to show time disappearing at pace.