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Stephen Hawking at Work

Explore incredible objects from Professor Stephen Hawking's office in this special new display. 

Stephen Hawking at Work will give an insight into the working life and personality of the world-renowned theoretical physicist. 

Marvel at the extraordinary contents of Hawking's office, which was acquired for the nation by the Science Museum Group in May 2021.  

Highlights of the display include a rare copy of Hawking's PhD thesis, his spectacles, which were specially adapted to aid communication, and even an invitation to the time travellers' party Hawking hosted. 

Discover surprising mementos of his public and celebrity appearances, including a jacket gifted to him by the creators of The Simpsons featuring well-known characters from the show, and a cast photo from Star Trek: The Next Generation

This special collection is displayed in the Changing Highlights section of the Revolution Manchester gallery. 

Please note: This display will be closed during live science shows and special events. If you are visiting to see this display, please contact us in advance to make sure that it will be open.