We’re home to over three million items of historical and cultural significance. Our world-class collection encompasses iconic objects and remarkable archives in the areas of photography, cinematography, television, sound and new media. Peek behind the scenes and discover some hidden treasures…
Join the #SonicFriday campaign! Every Friday we will be collecting memories and stories related to music, sound and sound technologies—from your favourite soundscape to your first CD!
Enjoy a selection of photographs from our collection showing talented canines on film sets and hanging out with human co-stars!
Read about how a discovery in our collection helped illuminate a little-known part of Bradford history: the city’s role in the introduction of free school meals.
Throughout the history of cinematography, the word ‘bioscope’ has had many meanings. In this post, our Associate Curator of Film looks at some examples from our collection and beyond.
With the 75th anniversary of VE Day taking place this week, we’ve delved into our collection to reveal some fantastic photographs of the victory celebrations in May 1945.
If you play Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can now add objects from the Science Museum Group to the game! Read on to find out how.
It may not look like an item related to the history of photography and film, but this new addition to our collection provided an early way of projecting images.
Curator Toni Booth writes about her memories of the BBC series Moviedrome, fronted by film-maker Alex Cox, and looks at what makes a ‘cult film’.
Our doors may be closed (for now), but our amazing collection is always open for all. Here are some of the ways you can explore the museum from the comfort of your home.
Have you ever wanted to take museum objects out of their cases and try them for yourself? Our new Handling Collection has been created so you can do just that.
Take a closer look at the workings of an enigmatic object from our collection: John Logie Baird’s Double-8 apparatus, used in early demonstrations of television.
Museums are spaces for listening as well as looking. Discover the story behind our new Sound Technologies Collection, and find out how you can get involved with our forthcoming Gallery Listening Sessions.