History of Science

In this section, new for 2017, we'll be looking at how historic figues like Galileo, Newton and Einstein shaped our knowledge of the Universe. It's all interactive, and we'll be using period instruments, recreated experiments and artefacts to tell the story of Science from the Greeks to the modern period.


A fascination with the stars is one of the few enduring pursuits that all cultures seem to have in common. In Britain, our very early Neolithic and Bronze age ancestors spent a huge amount of time learning how the sun affected their world. Later, we built impressive machines to measure the solar system...

We use a cardboard mock up of the Solar system to explain its motion in our school sessions

It's quite detailed, and features all the major moons including the Galilean moons of Jupiter...





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