In this section we'll be looking at how new ideas have shaped our knowledge of our world and the Universe. It's all interactive and we'll be using natural history collections, 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've been working on this for a while... Evolution has shaped every aspect of our world. We use artefacts from our Paleontology collection as well as our modern natural history collection to show how and why life has changed over geological time.