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KS3 to Post-16

The Museum presents a world-class collection of historic scientific instruments relating to astronomy, time, electricity, chemistry, medicine, photography, microscopy, mathematics, early radio and more. The education programme focuses on using the collection to enrich classroom learning across the curriculum, to encourage curiosity and discovery, and to support life-long learning.

Secondary and post-16 sessions are:

  • usually available on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays
  • between 1- 2 hours with flexible start times
  • adaptable to suit individual needs
  • mostly accommodate between 20-30 students

For more information about facilities and arrangments for visits, please see

For enquiries and bookings, please email:

For a summary information about the programme, please see MHS Secondary programme leaflet [pdf]

Back from the Dead: Demystifying Penicillin

Back from the Dead is a special exhibition about the story of pencillin and antibiotics which opens on 4th November. The programme includes workshops and study days for schools including science-art workshops inspired by the work of artisit Anna Dumitriu.

For the Schools’ Programme see  bftd-school-flyera5_v7

For Study days see here


Leonardo drawing technique with Camera Obscura