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Sonic Futures

Explore and play with sound online! Sonic Futures is a series of digital experiments that will help you discover our collection of sound technologies—and have a go at experimenting with sound yourself.

The digital exhibits on this page allow you to experiment and play with sound and explore the museum’s Sound Technologies collection.

You can check out the interactive Echo Machine and try out its sound effects; listen to sound postcards made during lockdown; and have a go with Photophonic, a new music-making machine inspired by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. As well as being fun to explore, your involvement in these online activities will help us shape our upcoming exhibitions.

About the project

Part of the Science Museum Group