The science museum in South Kensington has announced a new exhibition, which will be exploring the 500-year history of robots, opening today.

The exhibition has a unique collection of over 100 robots, and will enable visitors to discover the cultural, historical and technological context of humanoid robots, along with a chance to interact with some of the 12 working robots on the display. Some of the robots include those from science fiction, such as a robot from the film Metropolis, to modern-day research labs, as well as a mechanical monk from the 16th century. The exhibition is available as an add-on, with guests able to enjoy an exclusive access.

Jodie Guilford, event sales manager at the Science Museum, says: “Following the launch of Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery and Mathematics: The Winton Gallery last year, we are thrilled to reveal another new exhibition at the Science Museum. The Robots exhibition can be hired as an added extra to events taking place in one of our other gallery spaces, and offers a new dimension to events at the museum.

“We are seeing an increase in clients looking for new, inspiring spaces to hold their events that stimulate creativity and encourage interaction, something we are confident the new Robots exhibition will do. The exhibition is in-situ at the Science Museum until September so we are encouraging clients to book early to avoid missing out.”