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

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Inspired by the power of wondering, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will ignite curiosity in science and maths through more than 50 cutting edge exhibits and immersive experiences. 

Along with high-energy shows, live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at our giant Tesla coil, plus our brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement, a school trip to Wonderlab is a must for KS2 and KS3 students.

The gallery will enrich learning across the curriculum themes of forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths. The exhibits will encourage students to be curious, to look at close details and to be creative – skills that are invaluable to scientists.

The gallery is open for different year groups on different days so please check our calendar to plan your visit.

Visits to Wonderlab are free for schools that book the gallery in advance for visits on weekdays during term time. Admission charges apply at other times, please see below for further details. 




You can find out more about the science and maths behind each of the exhibits using these handy resources:


Science Shows

As part of your visit to Wonderlab you can request places in one of our epic science shows:

Live Wire!
Exploring circuits and how your home is powered. For Years 2-5 (Ages 6-10).

Flash! Bang! Wallop!
All about the chemistry of explosions and fire. For Years 3-7 (Ages 7-12).

The Rocket Show
How Newton’s laws of motion get rockets into space and back down again. For Years 5-9 (Ages 9-14).

Under Pressure!
How forces make the seemingly impossible possible (would you sit on a chair of nails?).
For Years 3-7(Ages 7-12).

Shows are free of charge and last 20 minutes.

These shows are only available in conjunction with a booking for Wonderlab.

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Duration: 60 minutes
Suitable for: age 6 upwards
Places per session: 37 incl. accompanying adults
Pre booking required: yes
Supervisory ratio: 1:8 for Years 2-6, 1:10 for Year 7 upwards
Cost: Free for school visits on weekdays during term time; all other times £5 per student, accompanying adults free.
(These prices apply for groups that book the gallery in advance, otherwise you will be charged regular admission prices.)