The 1948 Olympic Games cemented television as the ultimate immersive experience of the age.
Whit Friday is an important date for brass bands all over the country. To celebrate, here’s a look at images of brass bands in our archives.
Collection tours at the museum can lead to surprising discoveries—as the tale of the Cutteslowe Walls in Oxford proves.
The Daily Herald Archive records political milestones, but also illuminates how the newspaper interpreted these developments.
As well as books and journals, our library is home to self-published zines covering community broadcasting and pirate radio.
A life-size cardboard cut-out of the Spice Girls might not be something you would expect to find in a museum store…
National Science and Media Museum volunteer Rosemary Cole discovers the links between photography and paintings at our Poetics of Light exhibition.
You might think of 3D as brand new technology—but the surprisingly modern-looking 3D viewers in our collection date back to the late 19th century.
Emily Rees discusses how private archives, like the C.O. Stanley Pye Collection, can offer invaluable insights into the history of media in Britain.