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Science Museum, London | museums0


Science Museum, London
Chip
The origins of the Science Museum lie in the nineteenth-century movement to improve scientific and technical education. Prince Albert was a leading figure in this movement, and he was primarily responsible for the Great Exhibition of 1851 to promote the achievements of science and technology. The profits of the hugely successful Exhibition were used to purchase land in South Kensington to establish institutions devoted to the promotion and improvement of industrial technology. At the same time, the Government set up a Science & Art Department which established the South Kensington Museum in 1857, from which the Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum have developed.
Text from www.sciencemuseum.org.uk (Web)

Have you ever been there? Please tell us what you think.
4 Comments:
It´s a load of s***
17.07.2012 08:02 EDT
No
17.07.2012 08:02 EDT
It´s a great building with wonderful exhibits
17.07.2012 08:02 EDT
It´s a great building with wonderful exhibits
17.07.2012 08:02 EDT


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