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Science Museum at Wroughton - Swindon

SN4 9LT Wroughton, Great Britain (UK)

Address
 
 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Technical Museum in general
  • Street Vehicles
  • Air and Space (aviation, spaceflight etc.)
  • Printing technology


Opening times
The object stores are currently closed to the public due to redevelopment work.

Admission
Status from 02/2013
Temporary closed

Contact
Tel.:+44-1793-846 200  eMail:feedback nmsi.ac.uk  

Homepage www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/wroughton/

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Location / Directions
N51.510556° W1.811944°N51°30.63336' W1°48.71664'N51°30'38.0016" W1°48'42.9984"

Description Like most museums, the Science Museum is able to display only a fraction of its collection at any one time. Of over 220,000 objects, around 8% are currently on display in our galleries at South Kensington, London. The remainder are stored at our small-object store in West London and at the Science Museum at Wroughton until they are needed for new exhibitions.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Overview

The Science Museum took ownership of the 545 acre former RAF Wroughton airfield in 1979, to be used as a storage facility for the largest objects of the Science Museum. A collection of approximately 26,000 objects is currently kept in six of the hangars, from the first hovercraft to MRI scanners, and computers to (de-activated) nuclear missiles. The store is particularly notable for its extensive collection of vintage aircraft, road transport vehicles, agricultural machinery and industrial collections.

Access

The object collections at Wroughton are not normally open to the public, however "research" visits to see specific objects in store can be booked by application.

The Wood Press

The largest object at Wroughton is thought to be the Wood Press, part of the last working printing press in Fleet Street. The press was acquired in 2001 and weighs 140 tonnes. It is the size of two small houses.

Science Museum Library and Archives

The site is also home to the Science Museum Library and Archives, which are open to the public by appointment.

Selected large objects at Wroughton

* Douglas DC3 aircraft. * Ford Edsel motor car. * Boeing 247 aircraft. * Handley Page Gugnunc biplane. * Lockheed Constellation aircraft.

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