From fire-belching mountains to blood-red waves of lava, volcanoes have captured the attention of scientists, artists and members of the public for centuries. In this exhibition, discover a spectacular selection of eye witness accounts, scientific observations and artwork charting how our understanding of volcanoes has evolved over the past two...
BACK FROM THE DEAD - Demystifying Antibiotics
Special Exhibitions Gallery, until 21 May 2017
75 years ago the first human trials of penicillin took place.
To commemorate this milestone in medical history, Back from the Dead traces the miraculous and precarious nature of antibiotics from the 1940s to the present day.
Join our curators in the Special...
Board Games and Medieval Medicine
The Museum is helping to develop new board games about medieval Islamic medicine.
Once a month they will be road-testing their games!
Help test their board games and give them your feedback.
Drop-in. Ages 7+.
The Butterfly Effect: What Does It Really Signify? - Tim Palmer
Meteorologist Ed Lorenz was one of the founding fathers of chaos theory. In 1963, he showed with just three simple equations that the world around us could be both completely deterministic and yet practically unpredictable. More than this, Lorenz discovered that this behaviour arose from a beautiful fractal geometric structure residing in the...