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Gallery View of Science City 1550-1800: The Linbury Gallery featuring a close up of the golden horses that form part of the giant orrery.

Science City 1550-1800 reveals the quest for new ideas, knowledge and practical techniques that preoccupied London during this period of transformation. Made up of three collections, they chart the birth of understanding through experimentation and precision measurement as London became a globally important hub of trade, exploration and scientific enquiry.

Download the gallery guide to support your visit. The guide includes a map of the gallery, key objects not to be missed and discussion questions to try out with your group during the visit.