The Science Museum is a major cultural institution in London’s South Kensington, attracting over 3 million visitors annually. Established in 1909, its collections span science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The museum is part of the Science Museum Group, a nationwide association of museums which also includes the National Science and Media Museum, Science and Industry Museum, National Railway Museum and Locomotion.
In 2016, the museum underwent a £60 million redevelopment, which included a mathematics gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects, a new suite of medical galleries by WilkinsonEyre, a library and research centre by Coffey Architects and interactive exhibition spaces.
Pictured above is the mathematics gallery, which Zaha Hadid Architects modelled on the wind tunnel of a 1920s plane.