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Bradbury Artifact Collections

Preserving Lab history for over 65 years.

October 26, 2020
Bradbury Science Museum collections.

Bradbury Science Museum collections.

  • Collections Specialist
  • Wendy Strohmeyer
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The Bradbury Science Museum has been a collecting institution since 1953. Our photographs, archives, and objects document and preserve the history of the groundbreaking science accomplished at Los Alamos, beginning with the Manhattan Project and continuing today.

Online Collections Catalog

The Bradbury Science Museum's online Collections Catalog is hosted by PastPerfect Museum software.

To visit our artifacts online, please visit the Collections Catalog and search by Object, Photo, Archive, or by keyword.

Please check back often as new artifact records are added regularly.

Exhibition Partners
The following Bradbury Science Museum artifacts are loaned out for exhibit at these institutions:

New Mexico

Los Alamos History Museum, Los Alamos, NM

  • Canvas backpack for B54 Special Atomic Demolition Munition ("backpack bomb")

White Rock Visitor Center, Los Alamos, NM

  • Small exhibits on regular rotation

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque, NM

  • Leet seismograph

New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM

  • Oscillograph camera

White Sands Missle Range Museum, near Las Cruces, NM

  • Fastax high-speed camera


DOE Headquarters - The Forrestal Building, Washington, D.C.

  • Manhattan Project cooling manifold
  • Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5 camera
  • Trinitite

National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, NV

  • B61 museum model
  • B57 casing
  • B54 canvas backpack and replica Special Atomic Demolition Munition ("backpack bomb")
  • W80 casing (qty 2)
  • W54 "Davy Crockett" museum model

Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo,TX

  • Low temperature Helium experimental apparatus built into a collapsable model designed for inclusion in a 100 year time column in Amarillo, TX.


Science Museum, London, UK

  • Nerva Rocket model