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Location address: United Kingdom, Kensington and Chelsea
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The Science Museum shows a copy of the Difference engine of Charles babbage. it is considered as one of the first computers.
In 1991 a perfectly functioning difference engine was constructed from Babbage’s original plans.
The science museum also shows a water clock of Al-Jazari, a Muslim scholar, inventor and mechanical engineer who designed one of the first computers in 1206.
The Science Museum is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city’s major tourist attractions, attracting 2.7 million visitors annually.
The London Science Museum has constructed two Difference Engines, according to Charles Babbage’s plans for the Difference Engine No 2.