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- Passing an electric arc furnace, used in the production of nitrogen for fertiliser making, in the grounds was a happy harbinger for great displays to come.
Commendably real world exhibits are the mainstay. Early on, a fabulous water wheel shows the important of hydro power to early industry.
From the mid 1800s onwards a more prosperous middle class enjoyed increasing leisure time and entertainment. An important component was the invention and spread of phonographs and gramophones. A grand Edison with wax cylinder is one of the gems.
Timber and all its aspects were important industries. Industrial sized saw and paper mill elements are impressive.
A fine collection is in the transport rooms. Grand vintage and veteran cars from the earliest days are proudly displayed. A gleaming steam engine and electric tram are marvellous.
Long before the smartphone, bell telephones with handset were at the forefront of enabling chats across vast distances. Grand examples as well as a telephone exchange are here.Written 27 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Pop up science centre with really good interactive displays and knowledge about cancer and the fight against it. Good for all ages and certainly thought provoking.
ReccommendedWritten 29 September 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A new arrival on the city’s cultural scene, it’s a superb addition. We consider it a must see for anyone fascinated with illusions and the tricks our minds continuously play on us.
With knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff it was great strolling around and observing each of the exhibits. Bilingual explanations supplemented by avid staff input make for an enjoyable couple hours.
Using properties of the physical world, particularly of light, and its interactions with our brain and how it interprets this input, make for fascinating displays.
A great one comprises a straight bolt threading through two nuts, a physical impossibility. But made to appear real and possible.
Another intriguing item shows a rotating straight stick fitting through a curved opening, something we intuitively believe impossible.
Impressions of infinite depth are to be observed in quite shallow compartments. A room filled with all-round mirrors conjure up infinitely receding images of the observer.Written 18 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.