Real World Science


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To make a booking with the Museum's Real World Science team or find out more, contact us on 020 7942 5555.

Real World Science is a network of museums across the UK that use their natural history collections to engage pupils and teachers with science.

The programme considers global issues on a local scale. It links collections and current scientific research with the science curriculums across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with a focus on children aged seven to 14.

Real World Science puts teachers and students in contact with experts, role models and scientists, both in person and online.

It aims to:

  • increase the number of students and teachers visiting museums with natural history collections
  • inspire further study in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and build scientific literacy
  • support the professional development of museum educators nationally, raising standards of science learning in museums
  • support programming initiatives, increasing capacity and extending reach