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Signs, Symbols, Secrets: An Illustrated Guide To Alchemy at Science Museum. Historical illustrations and manuscripts relating to the quest for the philosopher's stone, including a recently discovered Ripley Scroll alongside texts and images from the museum collection.

 

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The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done in a fun and creative way. This museum is one of the most interactive in the city, with lots of hands-on exhibits. More about Science Museum


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Live Science: Where Do I Look And Why'Live Science: Where Do I Look And Why'Help researchers from the Dementia Research Centre at University College London find out more about how we could use eye-tracking to learn about the way we think by taking part in a 10-minute experiment. Not suitable for under 6s.2016-05-06T11:00:00+01002016-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of GeniusLeonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of GeniusLeonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of GeniusEver wondered what Leonardo da Vinci's ambitious inventions would have looked like in real life? Now, thanks to the Science Museum's The Mechanics of Genius, you can as large-scale reproductions of famous drawings and sketches by the great genius of the Renaissance are put into practice. Forty historical models by the great artist and 2016-05-06T00:00:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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PRICING  £10 (Adults), £7 (Concessions)
DATES  10th February to 4th September 2016
VENUE  Science Museum 
Ever wondered what Leonardo da Vinci's ambitious inventions would have looked like in real life? Now, thanks to the Science Museum's The Mechanics of Genius, you can as large-scale reproductions of famous drawings and sketches by the great genius of the Renaissance are put into practice. Forty historical models by the great artist and ... More about this event
 
Destination Space Family Show (Ages 8-11)Destination Space Family Show (Ages 8-11)A 30-minute interactive performance with exploding rocket fuel, melting marshmallows, and lots of information about life in space.2016-05-07T15:00:00+01002016-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Miss Nellie RumbleMiss Nellie RumbleAn in-character talk with telephone operator Miss Nellie Rumble, discovering how a manual telephone switchboard works.2016-05-28T12:30:00+01002016-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Thomas Edison (Over 5s)Thomas Edison (Over 5s)An in-character talk about Mr Thomas Alvar Edison, the man whose phonograph and kinetoscope entertained millions with sound and vision from the 1880s onwards.2016-05-30T12:30:00+01002016-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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