'1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World' Exhibition

Logo of 1001 InventionsNEW FREE exhibition in the Clocktower's Temporary Exhibition Gallery.

Saturday 2 February - now extended until Saturday 31 May 2008
Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm
FREE, Exhibition Gallery, Level 0, Croydon Clocktower.


A ground breaking exhibition uncovering the hidden history of Muslim contributions to science and invention. This interactive exhibition brings to life an often overlooked golden age of discovery and innovation.

It uncovers one thousand years of scientific and technological innovation by Muslim scholars and inventors across the globe from southern Europe to Asia: the first flying machine, the first university, our numbers 1 - 9, astronomy, algebra, and day to day necessities like coffee, soap, clocks, surgical instruments and the camera.

The hands on exhibition is arranged in seven zones home, school, market, hospital, town, world and universe.


Miscellaneous images showing the contribution made by Muslims to our world.

Events Programme:


Activities, events, workshops and talks for children, families and adults will run throughout the exhibition - see our What's On page for details.


School and Group Visits:

To book all school visits, or groups of over 10 people, please contact Museum Education on tel: 020 8253 1023 or email: museumeducation@croydon.gov.uk


Logo of FSTC: Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation.1001 Inventions is managed by FSTC
To find out more about the 1001 Inventions exhibition and FSTC visit the official website at www.1001inventions.com.



Why not visit the Museum of Croydon & Riesco Galleries whilst you're here. Entrance to both these galleries is also FREE.