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Regular Events

Drop-in during open hours.
Family Trails
Help yourself to family friendly trails in the Entrance Gallery.
Ages 5+.

Every Saturday, 12.30pm and 1.15pm.
Every Thursday, 2.30pm and 3.15pm.
Museum Highlights
Join our team of exceptional volunteer guides to find out more about the stories behind the objects and history of our very special building.


Event Information:

  • Sat

    Women in Science

    14:00 - 16:00

    Family Event
    Find out about scientific women, including two pioneering photographers: Anna Atkins, the first person to publish a book with photographs, and Sarah Acland, a colour pioneer.
    Have a go at using sun-sensitive paper (cyanotypes) and find out more about light and colour.

    Family Trail
    Women have been involved in science for thousands of years as astronomers, mathematicians, instrument makers, and merchants. Use this family trail to travel through our collections and find out about women like Caroline Herschel, an astronomer who discovered 6 new comets and the Sculptor Galaxy pictured above, and Ada Lovelace, the forerunner of computer coding.

    Drop-in, all ages.
    For International Women's Day and Votes for Women 1918-2018.

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