Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

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Museums & Galleries

Where

The Science Museum

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London

Permanent

Free

Ages: 12+

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery tells the story of how mathematics has shaped our world. Designed by the world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, this outstanding new gallery spans 400 years of human ingenuity and brings mathematical history to life through the design and architecture of its displays. 

Conceived as a wind tunnel for the largest object in the gallery – a Handley Page aircraft from 1929 – the space follows the lines of airflow around it in a stunning display of imagined aerodynamics. Other objects in the gallery range from intriguing hand-held mathematical instruments to 19th-century human skulls, covering a time-span from the Renaissance to the present day. 

This exceptional new gallery has been made possible by the largest individual donation ever made to the Science Museum, an incredible £5 million gift from David and Claudia Harding.

Permanent

Free

Ages: 12+

Address:

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London

Venue phone:

0870 870 4771

Venue website:

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

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