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Pocket microscope

One of our all time best-sellers.

There are worlds waiting to be discovered with the aid of a powerful lens.

An in-built light reveals the tiniest details. An ongoing favourite with bright-eyed young scientists and parents alike.

Additional product details
  • Natural History Museum brand
  • up to 40x magnification, perfect for curious young scientists
  • includes two specimen slides, lens cleaning cloth and full instructions
  • a genuine portable wonder, small but powerful
  • small parts, age 3+
  • 11.5x8x3cm
  • This product contains batteries, please check our delivery page before shipping abroad. 
Shipping & returns

This is one of our Museum gifts, shipped directly to you from the Museum in South Kensington, London. The following information applies to this and all Museum gifts that are part of your order:


UK Mainland

Delivery options

Orders under £25    

From £25 and over


DPD Next Working Day Express courier




Economy 4-7 day tracked


£3.30 (unavailable for orders over £50)


Saturday Express delivery



We ship all gifts in orders containing pre-orders as soon they become available, to make this possible we add an extra charge during checkout

For European and Worldwide delivery and returns information please see our delivery & returns page.

Customer reviews
Great Product!Review by Christina
For the cost, we weren't expecting much from this little microscope, but I have to say, it's amazing! Really portable so you can put it on anything to have a closer look. My son has loved walking round the house and trying it on everything! Comes with some slides so you can pop tiny things between them and a built in light to enhance viewing. I would highly recommend for any budding little scientists! (Posted on 22/11/2016)
FantasticReview by Di
This is such a great toy and a great microscope. Perfect for looking at little insects. I love the fact that you can use microscope slides to see fibres, but also remove them and place the microscope over a little insect without harming it. We looked at a small spider yesterday and my 7 year old was mesmerized (so was I).
This is a fantastic microscope for everyone to carry at all times. (Posted on 17/06/2016)
£40 Microscope in a £10 package!Review by AndyW
This is such a great buy, I got two of these for my kids for Christmas just as stocking fillers and was blown away by the high quality of the image, these things give such a crisp image that I couldn't believe it only cost £10! I collect mineral samples and have never found a decent piece of optics for anywhere near this price point that delivers this kind of result. It even has a built in light and space for standard microscope slides. I would definitely recommend this to beginner scientists and seasoned pros alike!

Definitely my best buy of 2014!
(Posted on 22/01/2015)

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