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

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Interactive gallery

Launchpad

Make sense of the way things work through 50 hands-on exhibits and shows
free

Exhibition

Making the modern world

Discover how the objects we have invented, made and used have shaped our world
free

Exhibition

James Watt and our World

Step inside James Watt's extraordinary workshop
free

Exhibition

Atmosphere

Explore how climate science works
free

Exhibition

Antenna

Science news from every angle
free

Exhibition

Science in the 18th Century

George III's collection of scientific apparatus
free

Show

Flash Bang Wallop

Be blown away by this fantastic show, please arrive early to avoid disappointment
free

Interactive gallery

The Garden

Explore floating, shadows, music and more in our gallery for young children
free

Interactive gallery

Energy: fuelling the future

Will your ideas today change the world tomorrow?
free

Exhibition

Energy Hall

The steam power that helped Britain become the first industrial nation
free

Exhibition

The Secret Life of the Home

A technological guide to the development of the modern home
free

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