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Journeys of Invention: Science and Technology from Past to Present

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‘Jammed with information about the workings and history of a long list of inventions...bring[s] complex ideas alive in an interactive and modern way.’
– The New York Times

“...a marvellous, marvellous app.”
– The Guardian

Pick up and play with some of the most extraordinary objects in the history of science and technology. This app brings to life priceless objects from the Science Museum in London and tells their stories.

With Journeys of Invention you can study, rotate and even operate some of the most revolutionary scientific inventions of all time. Step inside the Apollo 10 Command Module, examine a flea with Robert Hooke’s 17th-century microscope, explore the Large Hadron Collider, or even encode a secret message with a World War II Enigma Machine and share it with your friends to decipher. The app features original and insightful history specially written by Science Museum curators with a rich collection of historic photographs, rarely seen contemporary artworks, archive film footage and video.

This spectacular collection of museum gems is presented in a spell-binding interactive network of inventions, making it effortless to journey back and forth through time. Learn about the darker side of science on the ‘Dangerous’ journey. Choose ‘Horizons’ for dramatic tales of exploration. For a different take on the history of science and technology, try ‘Atoms and Rays’ or ‘The Secret of Life’.

Created by experts from the Science Museum in partnership with Touchpress (the wizards behind acclaimed apps The Elements, Solar System, Barefoot World Atlas and Disney Animated), Journeys of Invention is a wonderful guide for anyone with an interest in science, technology and discovery.

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“Writing as someone who has a visual impairment, I have always found myself removed from museum exhibits which are often behind glass and too small/detailed to appreciate from afar. As ever, Touchpress has used the glass to bring these items closer. Brilliant work!” User review

“ app for families to share and spend quality time with.” iPad Insight

“Journeys of Invention is a great interactive learning tool that is beautifully designed” Mac Life


The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and gained independence in 1909. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. Find out more at

Touchpress specializes in creating richly featured, high-quality, beautiful apps on important and interesting subjects. We want people to feel that using our apps has made their lives better. We want them to learn something interesting and feel that their time was well spent. Find out more at

What's New in Version 1.1.1

– Fixed a rare crash when pinch-zooming into objects
– Full support for iOS 8

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Customer Reviews

Amazing science museum on an a iPad!

This is a fabulous app for interactively exploring the history and workings of science and technology! It's a shame that the app was apparently introduced as "free" with in-app purchases. It must have really been just a very limited demo, requiring a purchase to unlock the full feature set. Such a preview is not a bad business model, but judging from the many one star reviews, people thought there should be more in the free version. Maybe some thought it was a game too -- it's not, but it is a lot of fun!

If you have ever enjoyed visiting a science museum, you will love this app. It's like one of those DK science books with amazing photos, but at $10, much cheaper and full of interactive and multimedia content. One of the best uses of iPad I have seen.


$10, it should be free, it is not fun to not experience all these gadgets, I got bored 2 minutes after I downloaded the game, a waste of money

Journeys of Invention: Science and Technology from Past to Present
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  • Category: Education
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  • Size: 1.10 GB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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