Beyond the Archive

Aerial photo of four pairs of hands using different handheld smart devices



To celebrate the generous donations that the Museum received in 2015, we will be hosting a conversation illuminating the back story of a significant new acquisition which expands our Elliott Brothers archive with the donor, Ron Bristow. The Elliott Brothers were an innovative British firm founded in the mid-19th century, who produced instruments for navigation, calculating, telegraphy, optics, and mechanical and electrical engineering, for clients including the British Admiralty and War Office and the East India Company.

Doors open at 18:30.


Part of a series of events to celebrate the Entrance Gallery Exhibition ‘New Acquisitions’

Opening 19 January 2016

Celebrating recent acquisitions to the Museum, this exhibition will showcase a number of our latest and most engaging arrivals. From a medieval astrolabe to the 17th-century English mathematical aide-memoire pictured, we demonstrate the continued vitality of collecting in the modern museum, and the donations, grants and benefactors that make it possible.


Humanities & Science

Website: Museum of the History of Science

Audience: Open to all