Science Museum Itinerary

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Introduction
One day visit to London Science Museum on 31st January 2013.
Location of Museum: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Opening time: Every day from 10am to 6pm, except 24th and 25th December
The fourth and fifth floor has “Glimpses of Medical History and the Welcome Museum of the History of Medicine” displays. We would emphasis on these displays.
The collection of items on this displays are very importance for the Radiography and medicine, containing   35mm Mass Radiography camera, London, England, 1943-1960 and Cine-radiography set, England, 1950-1951.
We all will have lunch at the Museum’s canteen located on Ground floor. For the person who brought lunch box could join in the canteen.
A visit to the Science Museum London is useful to our study of Anatomy and Radiography. This museum archives the development of science and industry in Great Britain over the centuries, with an extensive collection from biochemistry, photography, meteorology and astronomy to X-ray. For details about museum, please visit http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Morning: Science Museum (5th Floor)

We will leave KCC at 9am by bus No. 14 to South Kensington Underground Station. From Underground station, 5 minutes walk to Science Museum’s main entrance. There is no special arrangement for travel. For those who would go straight to museum from home, please visit tfl website www.tfl.gov.uk to find out the route. Meeting point is at the Museum’s main entrance. Museum map could be obtained at the museum’s reception desk.

Admission Fees: Adult - £20, Child - £17.50

At 10:30am we will begin our visit, starting from 5th floor “The Science and Art of Medicine”, the display of over 5000 medical objects that revels the history of medicine over thousands of years across many cultures. We will emphasis on the Cine-radiography set, England 1950-51 and 35mm Mass Radiography camera, London, England, 1943-1960. Mass miniature radiography was used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) from 1936 onwards. The camera is slightly less than 400 mm long and weighs 10.87 kg. The X-rays produced by this camera were just 100 mm high and so were viewed on a projector.
At 12 o’clock, we will complete our visit on 5th floor for lunch at museum’s canteen in Ground floor of Museum. Refreshments can be purchased at the museum’s restaurant.

35mm Mass Radiography camera, London, England, 1943-1960

35mm Mass Radiography camera, London, England, 1943-1960

Cine-radiography set, England, 1950-1951 (Science Museum, London)
The cine-radiography set was specifically used for the chest and lungs. Instead of taking still images, x-rays are taken in the form of moving film.

Afternoon: Science Museum (4th floor)
At 1 pm, we will visit 4th Floor where there is display “Glimpses of Medical History”. We will explore medical scenes in vivid detail from Neolithic times to 1980, including dentistry and open-heart surgery. We intend to conclude museum tour at 3pm. However the museum will close at 6 pm, therefore students are free to stay in the museum until 6pm with their own arrangement.