The ingenious use of steam to generate power helped Britain become the world’s first industrial nation.
Share the dreams of the flight pioneers: see the development of aviation from its tentative beginnings to the modern era of mass air travel.
See the extraordinary range of labour-saving devices in this intriguing technological guide to the development of the modern home.
Trace the story of the space rocket. Find out how we are probing the rest of the Solar System and beyond. In this gallery you too will be exploring space.
This history of the telegraph, telephone and radio is illustrated with many original objects and hands-on displays.
Marvel at the elegance and ingenuity of timekeeping instruments in this rich collection of more than 500 timepieces.
Step inside James Watt’s extraordinary workshop to discover more about the first hero of Britain’s Industrial Revolution.