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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made
Everyday Life

Plastic toothbrushes or teddy bear fur - almost everything we touch came from a special invention and needs tools for manufacture. This section displays over 400 everyday articles manufactured between 1750 and today. Technology is woven through our daily lives at home, at work or at play.

Benjamin Tomlinson, London
scene:I'd rather keep the memories than play the old games again and be disappointed.scene:

Benjamin Tomlinson, London

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Christine Somerville, London
scene:There was a technology of slavery - you realise how a small minority can control a very large group of people.scene:

Christine Somerville, London

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Jane Rayner, London
scene:You could just go for miles and miles, like going for a walk with your skates on.scene:

Jane Rayner, London

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