Lord Kelvin in the Hunterian Museum

Lord Kelvin in the Hunterian Museum

Date: Monday 01 January 2024 - Tuesday 31 December 2024
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: Hunterian Museum
Category: Exhibitions, Hunterian
Website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/

This permanent display in the Hunterian Museum is dedicated to life and work of William Thomson, or Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), Glasgow's most celebrated scientist. ‘Lord Kelvin: Revolutionary Scientist’ uses The Hunterian's world-famous collection of original scientific instruments and historical items to bring his story to life. 

Kelvin was a pioneer of Victorian science whose contributions to thermodynamics, navigation, telegraphy and the advancement of laboratory physics teaching were considerable. The display reveals how solving problems in physics nearly 200 years ago led to practical inventions which are still used today.

Discover how Lord Kelvin influenced the way science is taught through his pioneering demonstration methods, how his instruments such as the binnacle compass improved safety at sea and how his work on the transatlantic telegraph project paved the way for modern global communication.

‘Lord Kelvin: Revolutionary Scientist’ is located on the balcony level of the Hunterian Museum main hall.

Hunterian Museum: Open Tue–Sun, 10am–5pm, Free entry

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