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This free exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) — how it managed to overcome the scientific challenges and early opposition to create the six millionth baby today.
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the world's first IVF baby — Louise Brown on the 25th July 1978 — and before that Robert Edwards, Patrick Steptoe and Jean Purdy faced ten years of testing, hundreds of failed attempts, and numerous setbacks in their quest to treat infertility.
The exhibition will tell their story and look into the future of fertility intervention.
Craig’s review of Science Museum – “If you are anything like me, then you will love learning about industrial-sized pistons and pipes and steam traction engines dating from the years 1715 to 1904. So when you walk into the Science Museum it will be like walking into heaven. The first hall is like a big factory floor filled with pumps and pipes and pulleys and levers, huge wheels and iron turbines, all… continued”
The Last Tsar — Blood And Revolution – 21 Sep 2018 to 24 Mar 2019 – The Science Museum will be exploring the life and death of the Romanovs — the last imperial monarchs of Russia
The Sun — Living With Our Star – 6 Oct 2018 to 6 May 2019 – The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System.
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
Superbugs — The Fight For Our Lives – 9 Nov 2017 to 10 Mar 2019 – Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Dream On — V&A Museum of Childhood – 10 Feb 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Dream On exhibition will be exploring the imaginary world that exists in our head between sleep and wakefulness
Fashioned from Nature – 21 Apr 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The V&A Museum will be exploring how some of the fabrics and dyes are sourced from nature to create the clothes we all wear
Life In The Dark — Natural History Museum – 13 Jul 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Enter the nocturnal world of the creatures that live in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean.
Look for more museum exhibitions this month
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