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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Challenge of Materials

Explore and experience the properties of materials in our eye-opening Challenge of Materials gallery.

Walk across a magnificent glass bridge suspended by steel wires spanning the main hall. Discover historic gems, state-of-the-art materials and bizarre items, such as a cardboard chair and a steel wedding dress. You'll also see art installations from around the world.

From superconductors to spider silk, visit this gallery to discover a wide variety of materials.

Challenge of Materials

Investigate the science and history of materials
Floor: 1
Open: Permanent