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

Energy: fuelling the future

Perfect for children aged 7–14, and their teachers or families, Energy: fuelling the future looks at our present and future energy needs and uses.

The gallery is packed with thought provoking games and exhibits which can be controlled in all sorts of novel ways. Explore how energy powers every aspect of our lives. Play with touch sensitive screens, giant spinning drums and dance-floor footpads to question and discover how we will meet the planet’s growing energy demands.

Where does energy come from? What does electricity actually feel like? And what on Earth is a fossil fuel? Come and find out – you might be surprised by how much you already know. You can even join the debate by leaving your thoughts for others to see on the Energy Ring, a huge interactive sculpture suspended in the air.

Energy: fuelling the future

Will your ideas today change the world tomorrow?
Floor: 2
Open: Permanent