26 February 2015 - 21 June 2015

Forensics: the anatomy of crime’ explores the history, science and art of forensic medicine.


2 April 2015 - 26 April 2015

From mugshots to microscopes and surveillance to stains, this installation investigates the traces we all leave behind.


20 November 2014 - 20 September 2015

Undress your mind and join us to investigate human sexuality at 'The Institute'. Timed tickets may be in operation at busy times.


A not-to-be-missed ‘in the dark’ audio performance from the creative thinking foundation PARS. Ticketed.

Part of On Light

A youth engagement initiative for teenagers 14-19 to experiment with art and science, get creative and learn new skills.



Sunday 26 April


Shortlisted authors for the Wellcome Book Prize in conversation.

Event series

A long weekend that illuminates our human relationship with light.


Sex by Numbers is an informed, entertaining and eye-opening look at the most enduring of human obsessions.

Sex in the afternoon is a live literature tour and four short digital films commissioned as part of the Sexology Season.

Enjoy delicious lunches, lighter plates, afternoon tea and dinner on Thursday evenings in our beautiful restaurant.

Event series

We regularly run tours of our exhibitions for visitors with access needs.