History of Science Museums in the Best of the Web UK Directory

History of Science Museums


A science and discovery centre, with a programme of exhibitions, planetarium, and a dedicated education suite with laboratories. Includes a visitor guide and details of their programmes, with contacts and news.


An interactive science centre and museum solely devoted to chemistry. Information about their collections, events, education programmes and facilities. [Widnes, Cheshire].

Glasgow Science Centre

An interactive museum of science and technology, with an IMAX cinema and a planetarium. Information about exhibit halls, events, and their education programme.


A science adventure complex and educational facility, built around themes of fire, air, earth, and water, and Rotherham's steel industry heritage; includes a visitor guide and educational resources.

The Milne Electrical Collection

Illustrates the history of electricity, from the earliest classical discoveries (around 600 BC) up to the modern age; orginally assembled by the South Eastern Electricity Board (SEEB), now housed at the Amberley Museum in West Sussex.

Museum of Science and Industry

Housed in the world's oldest railway station, now home to collections on transport, science and technology, and innovation in the cotton industry; information about exhibitions, events, and education services. [Manchester].

Museum of the History of Science

Holds collections of astrolabes, sundials, mathematical and optical instruments, and apparatus associated with chemistry, natural philosophy and medicine; offers a range of online galleries, and details of events, their research library, and admission. [Oxford].

Museum of Victorian Science

A fascinating museum of science in Whitby, North Yorkshire with personal visits arranged appointment and details of lectures.

Natural History Museum

Holds collections on botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology. Information about their permanent and temporary exhibitions, with substantial online resources. [London].

Our Dynamic Earth

Visitor experience which covers the origins of the earth and its potential future. Includes photographs, visitor information and event details. Located in Edinburgh.

Satrosphere Science Centre

A science attraction in Aberdeen, offering a wide range of interactive exhibits and science shows; includes their programme, prices and times, and news.

Science Museum

Founded in 1857 with objects shown at the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace, now with collections covering science, medicine, engineering, technology and ICT. Includes details of their exhibition programme and education support. [London].

SDC Colour Experience

The Society of Dyers and Colourists offer an interactive online museum exploring colour, and information about their Colour Experience gallery in Bradford.

Sensation Science Centre

A science centre in Dundee based on the five senses. Includes a visitors guide to their interactive exhibits and demonstrations. with details of their education programmes and opening times.

The Whipple Museum

Holds an internationally important collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. Includes online resources, details of their exhibition and education programme, events, and visitor information. [University of Cambridge].

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