29 January 2016

Faraday Museum, etc

The Royal Institution -  founded in 1799 with the aim of introducing new technologies and teaching science to the general public - has a nice little museum downstairs, showing some of the new technologies over the centuries of its existence.

The museum (open 9-6 weekdays) was quiet - indeed, empty of visitors - on a Monday afternoon.

My first visit was a quick one, and so were the photos - there will be a return visit on 1 March for Drawing Tuesday.

Iconic objects, including Davy's mining lamps, Faraday's electromagnetic equipment, and William Bragg's spectrometer, can be seen here.

Upstairs in the cafe is a chandelier of instruments -
 ... and in a case along a book-lined corridor, this surgical sewing kit -

1 comment:

Stitchinscience said...

Looks very like the dissection kit I had at university. What an interesting set of exhibits.