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


Launchpad is packed with over 50 interactive exhibits, plus electrifying shows and lively demos, all from the wonderful world of physics.

Launchpad is all about asking questions and making sense of the way things work. What am I looking at? What would happen if... ? Ask your parents, your friends, or one of our friendly Explainers (who are easy to spot in their red T-shirts). Launchpad is open to all, but is particularly aimed at 8- to 14-year-olds, plus their parents and teachers. Under-12s must be accompanied by an adult, and school groups need to pre-book their visit.

Additional information about the exhibits is available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Language cards are available from the Information desk in the centre of the Launchpad. Please ask an Explainer if you require assistance.


Make sense of the way things work through 50 hands-on exhibits and shows
Floor: 3
Open: Permanent