The other day, my friends and I went to the Science Museum in South Kensington. I like a good museum trip, and this one was one of few in London I was yet to visit despite (and perhaps because) it is surrounded by all the other major museums.
Founded in 1857, the museum has grown alongside our technological and scientific knowledge to become a great learning place for people of all ages. It attracts an estimated 3 million visitors every year.
It’s a pretty chunky museum, so we didn’t get to see everything. One of the galleries we visited was Exploring Space, which was full of information on space travel as well as real equipment and relics which actually went into space.
I got recently interested in space exploration , with all the plans to reach Mars and recent announcement of liquid water been found there, so it was good to find out more. Naturally, I had to ignore my friend who’s a space travel conspiracy theorist – you know everyone has that person in their friendship group.
The other galleries we saw included Making the Modern World, which again was full of old machinery and antics including old vehicles, electronics and an actual massive V2 missile. Again as a student of history, love all that, though it was slightly disconcerting to see things like the Game Boy now feature as museum item. Old times..