Robots, Science Museum, London

*Broad sweeping statement* . . . Robots creep me out a little bit. I find mechanisms fascinating, but there is something about the desire to make a machine look human that I find quite bizarre. So I headed off to face my fear (or at least try to understand why there seems to be a desire for humanoid machines) at the Science Museums blockbuster โ€˜Robotsโ€™ exhibition, which sets out to tell a 500-year story of mechanical humans and our desire to re-create ourselves as machines.

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Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Imagine being able to visit the birthplace of the modern public museum. Well you donโ€™t really have to imagine it, because you can make that very pilgrimage with a trip to the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford. This is the oldest surviving purpose built public museum, which opened its doors to the public in 1683 displaying the collection of Elias Ashmole. Continue reading “Museum of the History of Science, Oxford”