Our fast-growing collection of history footage is a great resource covering highlights from the fascinating history of science and technological developments. We have with animators to bring out the best of our collection from before the birth of video, and have detailed archives of 20th Century milestones. Our video clips include:

Archaeological sites

Human remains and reconstructions

Inventions and discoveries

Life in space

Moon landings


The Space Race

History Showreel

All the individual clips from our showreel can be viewed here.

This reel is in High Definition - check out the HD version on YouTube here

Before and After

A fascinating view of some well-known areas across the UK including St Paul's Cathedral, Brighton, Canary Wharf and Cardiff. These aerial images transition between photos taken in the middle of the 20th century through to some as recent as 2012.

Footage of the Space Race

Videos of the space race and first men in space from the 1950s and 60s - video clips of Yuri Gagarin, Vostok 4 launch, the Apollo missions to the International Space Station.

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