The Museum of the History of Science celebrates National Science and Engineering Week with About Time! - a tick-tocking day of time-related activities for all the family this Saturday (17 March) from 10am-5pm. This event is linked to the Museum’s current special exhibition, Time Machines.
All aspects of clocks and time-telling will be explored in this special day, with tours, trails, workshops to make your own sundials, clocks and even Victorian movie toys. An afternoon workshop of drawing and paper mechanics will see visitors making their own fantastical models, and throughout the day the Museum will buzz with the sound of the Clockwork Symphony – composed with the help of visitors at the touch of a button!
The exhibition Time Machines tells an alternative history of time-telling from the eyes of a Medieval scholar, Nicholas of Oxford. For him a Roman Sundial is yesterday’s news, but he is surprised and excited by the more ‘recent’ marine chronometer, a Renaissance sundial, a decimal clock and a stopwatch! The exhibition’s curator will be on hand on Saturday giving tours at 10.30am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.
“About Time! beautifully complements the Time Machines exhibition.” Said Stephen Johnston, Curator of the exhibition, “This special day will bring the subject to life, and giving it a twist in directions that will intrigue everyone.”
There will be About Time! events from 10-5pm on Saturday 17 March. Admission is free.