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Pocket microscope

Pocket microscope - small image

Microscopes were invented in the 16th century but were huge and tricky to operate.

Not like our handy little pocket microscope: it's fun, portable and easy-to-use!

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Pocket microscope

£ 10


View small objects in detail with a brightness and clarity that impressed even Natural History Museum scientists.

The microscope has a magnification range of 20 to 40 times and is ideal for all young nature investigators.

The pack contains:

  • one 20-40x zoom microscope with light
  • a specimen stage
  • 2 specimen slides
  • 2 cover slips
  • lens cleaning cloth
  • full instructions

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