Explore the Museum
The Museum is divided into nine clusters:
- The Introductory cluster, entitled ‘Why did Science Flourish in Islam?'
- Seven technical clusters, that showcase different aspects of Islamic contributions to science and technology
- The Exit cluster, entitled ‘The Revival of Science in Islam’
The nine clusters are illustrated below.
In addition to the interactive displays, touch screens and working scale models, the Museum also includes many posters as well as projected images and quotations of famous Islamic scholars.
The Nine Clusters in the Museum
Visit each individual cluster to learn more about a specific area of Islamic scholarship
- The Introductory cluster
introduces visitors to the theme, storyline and take-home message
of the Museum. People are able to interact with a three-dimensional fly-through of the Museum. Why did Islamic science flourish?
- The strong ethic of teaching
and learning in Islamic culture
is highlighted in this cluster. Learning Institutions
- The many contributions made
by Muslim scholars to
astronomy and navigation are reviewed in this cluster. Astronomy and Navigation
- The Technology cluster
showcases many of the amazing technological advances made by Muslim scholars and engineers. Technology
- A stunning Chemistry Object
theater production, and series
of interactive exhibits.Chemistry
- The role of mathematics and
art in Islamic architecture is
examined through interactive
exhibits and models.Art and Architecture
- The way in which Muslim mathematicians lead the
development of arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry and algebra is explored in exciting interactive exhibits and games.Mathematics
- Muslim zoologists, botanists
and geologists made important pioneering contributions to their fields of study. Visitors meet them through the medium of interactive exhibits and hands-on displays. Life and Environmental Sciences
- In the Exit Cluster, visitors are challenged to test their new
found knowledge of Islamic science and technology in an interactive quiz. The Revival of Islamic Science