Opening to the public on INWED23, Friday 23 June, a new free gallery at London’s Science Museum will explore how engineers change the world. Human stories are at the heart of the Engineers gallery, which aims to inspire young people to pursue engineering careers and challenges common misconceptions of what engineers do, offering a fresh perspective on the breadth and diversity of these important roles.
Boasting over 70 amazing objects, visitors can discover ground-breaking inventions, from the cutting-edge CMR ‘Versius’ surgical robot arm to the world’s first digital colour camera, a miniature atomic clock which the entire GPS system depended upon, a OneWeb satellite suspended from the ceiling, as well as learn more about the remarkable people who created them.
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize), the gallery will showcase previous winners of the prize, alongside some of the most exciting engineering innovations of recent years.
The opening of Engineers marks a decade of transformation of the Science Museum’s public spaces: joining award-winning permanent galleries and located adjacent to Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery, which opened in November 2022.