Science Museum new Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Kensington Mums attended the press event at the Science Museum for its new spectacular interactive gallery to inspire wonder in a new generation. This is not to be missed.


  • The Science Museum this morning launched Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, the UK’s biggest and most ambitious interactive science gallery, filled with specially-commissioned exhibits and artworks, live science shows and explosive demonstrations.
  • Great science minds, including first Briton in space Helen Sharman and the greatest independent scientist James Lovelock, have revealed how visits to the Science Museum as children stirred their curiosity and inspired their lives in science.
  • The incredible £6 million permanent gallery features over 50 exhibits across seven zones, including a giant rotating model of the solar system, three large friction slides and a Chemistry Bar where visitors will be able to order their own experiments.
  • The Museum’s goal is to see 200,000 young people in school groups – its most diverse and representative audience – visit the gallery for free each year, twice as many as the previous interactive gallery could accommodate.
  • Celebrities and the public share their wonders as Sir David Attenborough lends his voice to a short film celebrating the power of wonder and curiosity.



To launch the spectacular new gallery, the Science Museum presents: Children are the Wonders of the World. Watch video narrated by Sir David Attenborough.