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Learning Resources

The following resources are available online or as downloadable documents in pdf format which will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar pdf reader.




Animate It


Animate It presents a series of short films that demonstrate working scientific instruments from the Museum’s collection. All are on permanent display but for conservation reasons would not normally be handled or demonstrated in public.

Multimedia Resources

The Museum’s multimedia resources include a virtual tour of the Museum, downloadable audio guides, videos, podcasts of talks at the Museum, and animations, all of which can be used to support self-guided visits and pre- and post-visit material.

Science and Islam

Science and Islam is a learning resource which includes an online version of a temporary exhibition of objects from the Museum’s collection of Islamic instruments, and a set of teaching resources for Science, Mathematics, and Art.

Science and Islam exhibition

Science and Islam resources for teaching and learning

The Renaissance Globe Project

The Renaissance Globe Project includes resources for exploring globes in the collection, downloadable and video resources for making your own model globe, and other ideas and information.

Globes in the Collection

Make a model globe

Discover the earliest printed celestial globe – see this video

Art Teaching Resources

To find out more about art visits to the Museum and art teaching resources, see Art Teaching Resources.