Subtitled gallery tour | cornflour slime | wonderful 3D objects

The backs of two young girls holding a torchlight looking at objects on a shelf.

Science Museum at home

Although our doors are currently closed you can still explore our amazing collection through our subtitled virtual tours, hands-on sensory experiments and wonderful 3D objects.


View of the Information Age gallery

Virtual gallery tour

We are relying on technology more than ever to stay in touch with the world. 

Use this opportunity to find out more about the history of technology in our subtitled virtual tour of the Information Age galleryWatch the film here

Leech jar

Wonderful 3D objects

We now have lots of 3D objects in our online collection for you to explore. You can rotate the objects and zoom in to get a closer look. 

Start with this 3D leech jar and learn how people used to believe that leeches would help sick people get better by sucking their blood. Start exploring our 3D objects


Person adding drops of food colouring into a tray of milk

Magic milk

Try this artistic hands-on science experiment. All you need is milk and food colouring. We think it’s great fun and very visual and the best part is that you’ll create something unique every time. 

See how many different patterns you can make and tag us in your creations on Twitter, Instagram or FacebookDownload the instructions

A person's hand holding some cornflour slime

Cornflour slime

Playing with cornflour slime is great if you love using your sense of touch. It’s a non-Newtonian fluid which means it can behave like a solid or a liquid.

Have a go at making some at home. Instructions to make slime


Screen shot form the Treasure Hunters app

Treasure Hunters

If you’re planning a walk outside you can become a treasure hunter with our free downloadable app.

Take photos of the treasures you find that best match the challenges set for you, and earn badges and points. 

It’s fun to use around the home too.Download the app here


How you can support the Science Museum

Our mission is to inspire the next generation with science but with our museum doors closed we need your help to continue this work.

Support us by leaving a review on Tripadvisor, making a purchase from our online shop, or making a donation. Your help, large or small, will make a huge difference – thank you.

And whilst our doors are closed, our incredible collection – and range of activities and learning resources – remain open to you online.