Discover the Muslim origins of many Western discoveries

Discover the Muslim origins of many Western discoveries

A landmark exhibition will begin its UK-wide tour at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry in March 2006 and soon after, will be coming to a city near you.

Discover the Muslim origins of many Western discoveries

  • Experience a thousand years of missing history
  • Learn about a lost age of Muslim innovation and invention
  • Discover the Muslim origins of many Western discoveries
  • "Lift the veil” on some of the greatest Muslim minds of all time

1001 Inventions: Muslim heritage in our World is a unique UK based educational project that reveals the rich heritage that the Muslim community share with other communities in the UK and Europe. The exhibition highlights some of the greatest unsung scientific and technological advances in history.

1001 Inventions is a non-religious and non-political project seeking to allow the positive aspects of progress in science and technology to act as a bridge in understanding the interdependence of communities throughout human history.

The unique content of the exhibition has been planned to generate awareness and appreciation of the scientific discoveries Muslims have made over a time-span of 1000 years. The lasting legacy of Muslim inventiveness and scholarship still serves as a beacon to inspire and motivate young people around the world. The 1001 Inventions project strongly emphasises how Muslims, working harmoniously alongside people of different faiths and races across Europe, Asia and Africa, were able to contribute extensively in many fields including science and medicine.