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Enigma cipher machine

Enigma cipher machines were designed to create complex encrypted messages that were almost impossible to break.

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Catalytic converter

A catalytic converter is a large metal box that sits underneath your car. They help reduce the chances of us getting ill by reducing the emission of toxic fumes.

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Marine sextant

Sailors use sextants to work out their ship’s location at sea so they can navigate.

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Ishiguro’s storm model

Shizuo Ishiguro, an electrical engineer and mathematician, developed this electronic storm model to simulate the North Sea and increase our ability to predict the impact of storm surges on our coastline.

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Exploring Space – Guide

A practical guide to help you explore Science Museum’s Exploring Space gallery.

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Christian martyr statues

These statues, made about 300 years ago, are of two Christian martyrs – people tortured and killed for their beliefs.

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