Fuck the Science Museum

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Santino, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    They've got rid of the free Launchpad gallery and replaced it with an expensive ticketed interactive gallery. And next to it is another 'gallery' consisting of various flight simulators which also cost cash money to use.
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  2. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    Bastards! :mad:
  3. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

  4. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    The Natural History Museum is the best science museum in Kensington.
  5. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    They'll have to replace all the Victorian taxidermy soon though, it's all looking a bit shabby these days. They will almost certainly be looking for private investment
  6. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    wtaf?! :( They're getting rid of the big grain machine?! I had fun on that when I was taken to London by my old man nearly 20 years ago, and my boy has enjoyed it the last couple of times we've been.
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  7. innit

    innit c'mon, little life giver

    I saw the piece about the science museum in time out - it looks nice enough but punishingly expensive.
  8. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    The human body exhibits look painfully 1980s now as well.
  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    filofax, braces, big hair and shoulderpads?
  10. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Like those tousle-haired children on the covers of board games.
  11. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Definitely, but the V&A is the best museum!
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  12. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Hours, hours and hours I spent playing on that as a kid!
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  13. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse In the AreA

    The science museum is boring as fuck. Only thing worth seeing in there is the Australian euthanasia machine.
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  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    yeh. but no one goes and sees it twice.
  15. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    The earthquake simulation is ok if you are ten . . . Is that still there?
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  16. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    I thought this was going to be the announcement of an exciting but controversial new museum :(.
  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    a provocative new museum
  18. gosub

    gosub ~#

    geology museum, next door
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  19. hiccup

    hiccup King of the Vagabonds

    The new gallery is sponsored by Statoil, the 26th largest company (by profit) in the world. You'd think they might be able to chip in enough to keep it free.
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  20. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    Can you remember how much the ticketed gallery and the simulators cost?
  21. Wookey

    Wookey Muppet is not a slur

    Big petition last week started to get the SM to drop Statoil as the sponsor, it being completely inappropriate and all that!

    Science Museum should drop Statoil sponsorship of children’s gallery | Letters

    "It is unconscionable that in 2016 a museum of science is handing a fossil fuel company legitimacy by allowing it to sponsor a gallery designed to inspire the next generation. Statoil is pursuing new sources of oil that must stay in the ground if there is to be any hope of leaving a safe climate for the children that are to visit this gallery. And from the Norwegian Arctic to the Great Australian Bight, Statoil’s plans are opposed by local communities and indigenous peoples who want the company off their lands and out of their waters." (From link)
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  22. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Yeah, I was thinking possibly radical new Christian fundamentalists.
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    born again? twice too often :mad:
  24. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    I love the Foucault pendulum thats hidden away by the stairs.
    No one looks at it or pays it any attention. But its an amazing, simple, and live experiment that is showing the earth is spinning.
  25. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I loved that Launchpad place, there was a giant plasma ball i think, all magic and smeary with kids handprints. :(
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  26. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    The gem gallery was great when I went in the late 80s.

    The best bit of the NHM is the mineralogy gallery. Lovely exhibits and a lovely space. Radioactive too, as was discovered recently. :hmm:
  27. CNT36

    CNT36 Not carbon nano tubes

    Had a good look at it last time. Really easy to miss though.
  28. hiccup

    hiccup King of the Vagabonds

    Shell sponsor the "Atmosphere" climate change gallery there too :/

    I guess it's worth mentioning that all this is happening in a climate of massive cuts to museum funding. Shell and Statoil though :(
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  29. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    I've always thought it should be replaced with a philosophy of science museum, with a giant interactive Imre Lakatos, a paradigm shift simulator and a big inflatable Karl Popper for the youngsters.
  30. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I would think either the visitors are old enough to see the irony of oil companies sponsoring the climate change section or else they're too young to even notice and are busy looking for buttons to press.

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