The Gallery of Historic Cybernetic Devices displays a selection of instruments and other artificiala and documents relating to calculating, computing, telecommunications and robotics. Themes revolve around Cybernetics, i.e., control and communication systems in living things and machines alike. The Calculator & Computer section is made mostly of a suite of devices and documents originating from the Allan G. Bromley (1947-2002) collection. The Simulated & Artificial Life section focuses on video games, robotics and the emergence of Artifical Intelligence. The Telecommunications section has yet to be developed.
The Gallery of Historic Shells has been closed and will soon be replaced by the Gallery of Historic Living Things that will include a section on shells but also many more on other living organisms.
The Gallery of Historic Fossils displays a selection of mementos of the Earth's deep past, including fossils, rocks, manuscripts, photographs and other artifacts. After a description of the Fossil Record, we move to the place of Man in it, going from the Anthropocene to the Antediluvian. Sections follow on lost landscapes and extinct species. Most of the displayed specimens were deaccessioned from collections of historical importance.
Collecting computer parts
Catalogues from the Science Museum, London
Calculators from the A.G. Bromley collection
The Napier relics exhibition softcover edition
Antikythera Mechanism & Babbage's Engines
Charles Babbage's autograph