The 1001 Inventions interactive exhibition is packed with discoveries and inventions made in
Muslim civilization for a thousand years from the 7th century onwards. With automatic machines
and medical marvels, astronomical observations and inspiring architecture, find out about a
period of history you might never have explored before.
Muslim civilization stretched from southern Spain as far as China. For a thousand years from the
7th century onwards, scholars of various faiths built on the ancient knowledge of the Egyptians,
Greeks, Indians, Chinese, Persians and Romans, making breakthroughs that helped pave the way
for the Renaissance. The discoveries made by men and women in Muslim civilization have left
their mark on the way we live now.