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Please note, the museum is temporarily closed. Pictureville Cinema and Bar are open seven days a week.


Find out everything you need to know about visiting the collection and conducting research at the National Science and Media Museum.

From 5 June 2023, we will unfortunately be temporarily unable to provide physical access to Insight, our Collections and Research Centre—please visit the Insight page for further information.

On these pages you can also discover the research work we do, browse our directory for helpful information, and find out about donating an object to the museum.

Written by museum staff, researchers and volunteers, our blog is packed with hidden treasures and behind-the-scenes stories.

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The Science Museum Group Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published twice yearly. It presents papers about science, its history, material culture, communication and presentation in museums.

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