This History of Science Collection (previously known as the Industrial History Collection) is made of a diverse mix of items related to industrial processes.
The biggest component of the collection is weaponry — most notably firearms from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as daggers and swords. There are several hundred weapons in the History of Science Collection.
It also includes relics from English buildings, protective clothing and armour, and cooper equipment. A selection of items can be seen in the Information Centre on Level 1.
This collection is accessed by external researchers studying military history.