Take a close-up look at Britain's 'most famous plane' and read the personal stories of the people who designed, built and flew the aircraft.
Amy Johnson was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia. Discover the story behind this extraordinary achievement.
Garrett Morgan was a prolific inventor during the early 20th century. He patented two life-saving inventions, the Safety Hood (an early gas mask) and the first three-way traffic signal. He was also an active campaigner for the rights and welfare of black people.
John Cooke Bourne was a prolific artist and illustrator who pioneered the realistic depiction of the construction of the railways in Britain.
Wilbur and Orville Wright were bicycle salesmen who turned their minds to flight and made the first sustained, powered flight.
Pulley blocks in a ship's rigging may appear insignificant, but the machinery invented to build them at Portsmouth dockyard played a major role in manufacturing history.
Railways spread to form new social end economic networks.
A maritime culture transforms British culture and identity.