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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Isambard Kingdom Brunel. I understand there are 10 surviving ...
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Can I visit the Trinity College (Cambridge) library and see some of their rare books

Can I visit the Trinity College (Cambridge) library and see some of their rare books: Newton Principia, Ramanujan, etc., as displayed in the "The Man who Knew Infinity" movie?
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Alan Turing?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Alan Turing. (WWII Codebreaker and Pioneer of the Binary Computer ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Isaac Newton?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Isaac Newton. I can see you can visit his home and do experiments. ...
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Are there any museums or sites in Ireland honouring Lord Kelvin (William Thomson)?

I'm travelling to the Republic of Ireland and Scotland from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Lord Kelvin. (He's important, apart ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England or Scotland honouring James Watt?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is James Watt. (inventor/perfector of Steam Engine - a fundamental part ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Charles Babbage?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Charles Babbage. I understand there is the Totnes Museum in Devon. ...