Robots

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Throughout history, artists and scientists have sought to understand what it means to be human. The Science Museum’s new Robots exhibition explores our deep-seated drive to recreate ourselves, revealing the remarkable 500-year story of humanoid robots.

Set in five different periods and places, the exhibition features a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots from science fiction and modern-day research labs. Twelve of the robots will be working models and you may even get the chance to interact with one.

Other highlights include:





An articulated iron manikin from the 1500s

Cygan, a giant 1950s Italian robot with a glamorous past

One of the first walking two-legged robots

Book your ticket now for this intriguing exhibition and discover just how robots and society have been shaped by religious belief, the industrial revolution, 20th century popular culture and our dreams of the future.

Join our Kickstarter campaign to rebuild the UK's first robot

Eric, the UK’s first robot, holds a unique place in our history. He is everything we now imagine a robot to be – a talking, moving mechanical person. Originally built in 1928 by Captain Richards & A.H. Reffell, Eric was one of the world’s first robots. Built less than a decade after the word robot was first used, he travelled the globe with his makers but then disappeared, seemingly forever.

With your support, we will rebuild Eric and save him for the nation as part of our permanent collection – but only after he has once more travelled the world as part of the exhibition’s international tour.

Find out how you can help us bring Eric back to life

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Selection of further exhibitions in: United kingdom

08.02.2017 - 03.09.2017
The Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
London

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16.03.2017 - 17.09.2017
The Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
London

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19.08.2016 - 01.10.2017
The Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
London

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04.05.2016 - 30.11.2017
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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01.04.2017 - 03.09.2017
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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02.09.2017 - 03.09.2017
Milton Keynes Museum
McConnell Drive
Milton Keynes

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11.07.2017 - 08.10.2017
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London

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25.04.2017 - 10.09.2017
11.06.2017 - 07.10.2018
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London

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01.03.2016 - 30.11.2017
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge,

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02.06.2017 - 27.08.2017
The Biscuit Factory
Stoddart Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

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11.06.2017 - 07.10.2018
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London

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14.06.2016 - 08.10.2017
12.11.2016 - 28.01.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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23.10.2017 - 27.10.2017
Milton Keynes Museum
McConnell Drive
Milton Keynes

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16.02.2017 - 31.12.2017
mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Centre Square
Middlesbrough

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28.10.2017 - 02.09.2018
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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Robots The Science Museum Main address: The Science Museum Exhibition Road, South Kensington SW7 2DD London, United kingdom The Science Museum Exhibition Road, South Kensington SW7 2DD London, United kingdom Throughout history, artists and scientists have sought to understand what it means to be human. The Science Museum’s new Robots exhibition explores our deep-seated drive to recreate ourselves, revealing the remarkable 500-year story of humanoid robots.

Set in five different periods and places, the exhibition features a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots from science fiction and modern-day research labs. Twelve of the robots will be working models and you may even get the chance to interact with one.

Other highlights include:





An articulated iron manikin from the 1500s

Cygan, a giant 1950s Italian robot with a glamorous past

One of the first walking two-legged robots

Book your ticket now for this intriguing exhibition and discover just how robots and society have been shaped by religious belief, the industrial revolution, 20th century popular culture and our dreams of the future.

Join our Kickstarter campaign to rebuild the UK's first robot

Eric, the UK’s first robot, holds a unique place in our history. He is everything we now imagine a robot to be – a talking, moving mechanical person. Originally built in 1928 by Captain Richards & A.H. Reffell, Eric was one of the world’s first robots. Built less than a decade after the word robot was first used, he travelled the globe with his makers but then disappeared, seemingly forever.

With your support, we will rebuild Eric and save him for the nation as part of our permanent collection – but only after he has once more travelled the world as part of the exhibition’s international tour.

Find out how you can help us bring Eric back to life

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