⚡️ Our galleries will be open on Monday 29 May for the Bank Holiday ⚡️ See our full opening times for more info


23 February 2017 - 25 June 2017

The natural power of electricity is all around and one of the most potent symbols of the modern world.

Body Squabbles

It's extraction time. Follow Rob Bidder's weekly webcomic, published every Friday.


22 June 2017 - 8 October 2017

COMING SOON Help us create a different kind of museum of nature – one which celebrates our everyday relationship with the world around us.

digital story

This six-part digital story explores the evolution of our feelings about electricity, from awesome lightning in the sky to vast pylons dominating the landscape.

‘Mend the Living’ by Maylis de Kerangal, an exploration of the emotional, physical and practical complexities of organ donation, wins the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize.

We’re pleased to announce that our shop is now available online. Browse a selection of our quirky gifts and books, delivered to your door.


This engaging and intelligent examination reveals our relationship with sound as both personal and far, far more complex than we might expect.