Originally opened in 1963, the Shipping Galleries were home to the Museum’s maritime collection until 2012, when the galleries closed. Before the 1800 objects on display were moved into storage, a 3D point cloud model of the space was created.
Two billion precise laser measurements were recorded from 275 laser scans of the galleries by ScanLAB Projects. The raw data set is planned to be released publicly this year.
The video uses just 10% of this raw data, and features a tour narrated by the Science Museum’s transport curator, David Rooney.