Science Museum, london
Tracing its origins from the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Science Museum has pioneered interactive science interpretation for more than eight decades and is the most visited museum in the UK by school groups. Among key objects on display are Stephenson’s steam engine Rocket (1829), Alan Turing’s Pilot ACE computer (1950) and the Apollo 10 capsule that went into lunar orbit in 1969.
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
Set in the heart of Bradford, the National Science and Media Museum explores the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives.
Traditional and interactive galleries located across seven floors of the museum investigate and celebrate film, photography, television, animation and new media. The museum houses three cinemas, including the UK’s first IMAX theatre, and offers an impressive film programme that ranges from cult classics to contemporary arthouse.
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
From its home on the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, the Museum of Science and Industry tells the story of Manchester’s scientific and industrial past, present and future.
Manchester – the world’s first industrial city – has long been a hotbed of invention and experimentation. The museum conveys the colossal impact the city’s science, technology and innovation had and continue to have in changing the world.
National Railway Museum, York
The National Railway Museum is home to over 200 years of history and a vast and diverse collection of railway objects that includes
the record-breaking Mallard and the world’s finest collection of
Visitors can explore the past, present and future of the railways in giant halls full of steam and diesel engines, enjoy iconic exhibitions and take part in interactive learning events.
Located in the ‘Cradle of the Railways’, Locomotion is the sister museum of the National Railway Museum.
A heritage site with historic buildings including the home of railway pioneer Timothy Hackworth, Shildon is packed with vintage vehicles and hosts a diverse range of events. The museum is run in partnership with Durham County Council.