Christmas Shopping At The Science Museum

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Christmas Shopping At The Science Museum
Bake your own robo-treats with these futuristic cupcake moulds. Fill them with cake mixture, place in the oven and stand well back, as an army of Yum Bots marches forth. All four reusable Yum Bot moulds have swivelling heads, so go on – play with your food. Buy here.
Bake your own robo-treats with these futuristic cupcake moulds. Fill them with cake mixture, place in the oven and stand well back, as an army of Yum Bots marches forth. All four reusable Yum Bot moulds have swivelling heads, so go on – play with your food. Buy here.
There's no need to wait in line at the cash point with your very own touch screen ATM. It's an ultra-hi-tech money box which recognises coins and automatically records the total amount, with cash card and PIN entry withdrawal for security. Notes can also be inserted, when you’re feeling flush! Buy here.
There's no need to wait in line at the cash point with your very own touch screen ATM. It's an ultra-hi-tech money box which recognises coins and automatically records the total amount, with cash card and PIN entry withdrawal for security. Notes can also be inserted, when you’re feeling flush! Buy here.
This brilliant six-wheeled buggy has a 23 button keypad using which you can program its memory with up to 16 commands. With two motors to give it great manoeuvrability, you can just tap in your instructions and see if it ends up where you expected! Great programming fun. Buy here.
This brilliant six-wheeled buggy has a 23 button keypad using which you can program its memory with up to 16 commands. With two motors to give it great manoeuvrability, you can just tap in your instructions and see if it ends up where you expected! Great programming fun. Buy here.
Probably the most famous book from the most famous scientist living and working today. When first published in 1988 it was truly at the cutting edge of science, even 20 years later, it is still an essential read for anyone even slightly interested in the physics of the universe. Buy here.
Probably the most famous book from the most famous scientist living and working today. When first published in 1988 it was truly at the cutting edge of science, even 20 years later, it is still an essential read for anyone even slightly interested in the physics of the universe. Buy here.
Who says cleaning can't be fun? This funky robot sweeper is the perfect solution to household dust. Have fun assembling the plastic body parts, give him a lick of paint and add the moving eyes - then put your feet up and watch him sweep the floor with robotic efficiency. Buy here.
Who says cleaning can't be fun? This funky robot sweeper is the perfect solution to household dust. Have fun assembling the plastic body parts, give him a lick of paint and add the moving eyes - then put your feet up and watch him sweep the floor with robotic efficiency. Buy here.
Chaos Theory is one of the newest developments of recent scientific thinking, and this book is a brilliant introduction for anyone, even those with no mathematical or scientific background. And who knows, the simple turning of the pages maybe creating tidal waves across the globe, such is the butterfly effect of chaos theory! Buy here.
Chaos Theory is one of the newest developments of recent scientific thinking, and this book is a brilliant introduction for anyone, even those with no mathematical or scientific background. And who knows, the simple turning of the pages maybe creating tidal waves across the globe, such is the butterfly effect of chaos theory! Buy here.
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Awarded top remote controlled flying toy on The Gadget Show, Silverlit’s fully functional Heli-Mission swat truck features twin LED headlights, four flashing blue hazard warning lights, dual siren sound effects, and remotely operated roof doors that open and close upon command! Buy here.
Awarded top remote controlled flying toy on The Gadget Show, Silverlit’s fully functional Heli-Mission swat truck features twin LED headlights, four flashing blue hazard warning lights, dual siren sound effects, and remotely operated roof doors that open and close upon command! Buy here.
There’s no need to take a sledgehammer to crack a nut if you’ve got this great gadget to hand. Place the nut in the bowl and twist the lid gently to crack it – you’ll see when you’ve succeeded through the clear plastic. Two settings, for large and small nuts. Buy here.
There’s no need to take a sledgehammer to crack a nut if you’ve got this great gadget to hand. Place the nut in the bowl and twist the lid gently to crack it – you’ll see when you’ve succeeded through the clear plastic. Two settings, for large and small nuts. Buy here.
Inspired by the rotation of the Earth, the face and numbers of the Around Clock spin while the red ‘hand’ stays still, thus always presenting the time on the front of the clock. A contemporary timepiece, cleverly designed to make us think again about how we visualise time. Buy here.
Inspired by the rotation of the Earth, the face and numbers of the Around Clock spin while the red ‘hand’ stays still, thus always presenting the time on the front of the clock. A contemporary timepiece, cleverly designed to make us think again about how we visualise time. Buy here.
Ice: the final frontier. Re-live a childhood spent zapping aliens by letting some super-cool ice-cubes invade your space. This time you won't need a laser to take them on, just pop them in a cold beverage and let them transport you back to your misspent youth. Buy here.
Ice: the final frontier. Re-live a childhood spent zapping aliens by letting some super-cool ice-cubes invade your space. This time you won't need a laser to take them on, just pop them in a cold beverage and let them transport you back to your misspent youth. Buy here.
Galileo first dreamed up this invention over 400 years old, but it will never go out of fashion. The ornamental glass thermometer has five precisely-weighted coloured balls which rise and fall according to the temperature. Beautiful and useful, too. Buy here.
Galileo first dreamed up this invention over 400 years old, but it will never go out of fashion. The ornamental glass thermometer has five precisely-weighted coloured balls which rise and fall according to the temperature. Beautiful and useful, too. Buy here.

The Science Museum's shop is as stocked with curiosities as the museum itself. Its shelves contain everything from toy robots to kinetic art work, while the book store is one of the best places in town to find thought-provoking page-turners. The shop is worth popping into at any time of year, but is a particularly rewarding place to visit when looking for Christmas gifts. Click through the gallery above for some Yuletide inspiration.

Article in partnership with the Science Museum shop.

Last Updated 17 December 2010