Rolls-Royce SMR helps tell the story of the energy revolution at the Science Museum

The story of the energy revolution at the Science Museum

26th March 2024

Rolls-Royce SMR is honoured to support the Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery at the Science Museum.

The gallery opened its doors to the public today (26 March 2024) featuring a Rolls-Royce SMR model in the Future Power exhibition. The model highlights the innovate modular approach and the vital role our Small Modular Reactor (SMR) can play in a global low-carbon future.

Rolls-Royce SMR CEO, Chris Cholerton, said: “I’m thrilled we’ve been able to help the Science Museum explore opportunities for the world to decarbonise through a more sustainable use of energy and to show how our technology can play a part.

“The Science Museum has curated a range of exciting clean technology exhibits for the gallery that tell this powerful and compelling story for the first time in such a stimulating way and I’m proud our SMR has been chosen to be at the heart of it.”

Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery is part of the Science Museum’s free offering and replaces the Atmosphere gallery, which welcomed more than six million visitors between 2010 and 2022.

The Rolls-Royce SMR is a radically different approach to delivering new nuclear power based on proven reactor technology. Each of the ‘factory-built’ nuclear power stations will provide enough low-carbon electricity to power a million homes for more than 60 years.


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The Rolls-Royce SMR is the UK’s first domestic nuclear technology in more than 20 years - providing a British solution to a global energy dilemma. Each small modular reactor will produce enough stable, affordable, emission-free energy to power a million homes for at least 60 years.

Rolls-Royce SMR has received UK Government funding of £210m as part of Phase 2 of the Low-Cost Nuclear Challenge Project, administered by UKRI, which has been supplemented by £280m of private capital. The aim of this Government support is to accelerate the Rolls-Royce SMR design and pass at least Step 2 of the (GDA) regulatory process carried out by the nuclear industry’s independent regulators (The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales).

Rolls-Royce SMR welcomes comments and questions about the Rolls-Royce SMR design. This feedback will be incorporated into the GDA process and may be published anonymously on the Rolls-Royce SMR GDA website and used during dialogue with our regulators.