Signs, Symbols, Secrets: An Illustrated Guide To Alchemy

 
 

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Signs, Symbols, Secrets: An Illustrated Guide To Alchemy at Science Museum. Historical illustrations and manuscripts relating to the quest for the philosopher's stone, including a recently discovered Ripley Scroll alongside texts and images from the museum collection.

 

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The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done in a fun and creative way. This museum is one of the most interactive in the city, with lots of hands-on exhibits. More about Science Museum

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Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than FictionJoan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than FictionThe Science Museum's Media Space, launched last year, hosts the first major UK exhibition by Catalan artist Joan Fontcuberta this summer. Stranger Than Fiction sees Fontcuberta questions whether photographs can be properly trusted through a series of mischievous and intriguing images. Mixing fact with fiction and science with art, the exhibition wi28th July 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Ongoing
Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  23rd July to 9th November 2014
VENUE  Science Museum 
The Science Museum's Media Space, launched last year, hosts the first major UK exhibition by Catalan artist Joan Fontcuberta this summer. Stranger Than Fiction sees Fontcuberta questions whether photographs can be properly trusted through a series of mischievous and intriguing images. Mixing fact with fiction and science with art, the exhibition wi... More about this event
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Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Explore Science, Samba And Football
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 30th July 2014 - 6.45pm-10pm
VENUE  Science Museum 
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Open For BusinessOpen For BusinessOpen For Business at the Science Museum tells the story of the British industry through eye-opening photography and film footage. The free exhibition is a group show that will feature over 100 images b nine Magnum photographers, including Martin Parr, Chris Steele-Perkins and Mark Power, and will look at the people behind the country's industrial m22nd August 2014Sunday 2nd November 2014 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Open For Business
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
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VENUE  Science Museum 
Open For Business at the Science Museum tells the story of the British industry through eye-opening photography and film footage. The free exhibition is a group show that will feature over 100 images b nine Magnum photographers, including Martin Parr, Chris Steele-Perkins and Mark Power, and will look at the people behind the country's industrial m... More about this event
Russia's Space QuestRussia's Space QuestRussia's Space Quest, a landmark new exhibition at the Science Museum, opening in autumn 2014, will feature rare artefacts that have never been allowed out of Russia before. Stories of Russian space exploration and scientific discoveries dating back to the early decades of the twentieth century, way before the launch of Sputnik in 1957, will be tol1st October 2014Wednesday 1st April 2015 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
Category: event
 
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  TBC
DATES  1st October 2014 to 1st April 2015
VENUE  Science Museum 
Russia's Space Quest, a landmark new exhibition at the Science Museum, opening in autumn 2014, will feature rare artefacts that have never been allowed out of Russia before. Stories of Russian space exploration and scientific discoveries dating back to the early decades of the twentieth century, way before the launch of Sputnik in 1957, will be tol... More about this event
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Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
Category: event
 
Cosmonauts: Birth Of The Space Age
event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  1st November 2014 to 1st May 2015
VENUE  Science Museum 
Cosmonauts: Birth Of The Space Age at the Science Museum is the first UK exhibition to look at the story of Russian space travel through a unique collection of space artefacts, with many being displayed outside of Russian for the first time. Among the artefacts will be personal memorabilia belonging to some of the biggest names in spaceflight, incl... More about this event
 

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