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Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett

Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett

Location: Birmingham Museum

10th May 2014 - 21st September 2014

This summer curious minds of all ages are invited to step inside the whimsical and wonderful world of machines and cartoons created by eccentric English inventor Rowland Emett. 

The quirky moving machines, or automata as they are known, includes items from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, fantastical flying machines, and a bicycle for cycling across the moon. Many larger than life surprises will astound and spark the imagination. 

This exhibition will be the biggest ever display of Emett’s work, which is loved by many across the world and will tell the story of his life living and working in Birmingham. 

The last entry to the exhibition is 4.15pm

See a video of the exhibition: Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett

This exhibition is in the Gas Hall.

Ticket Prices:

Adult: £5
Child (3-15 years): £3
Concessions (Students, Seniors): £3
Unwaged (proof of eligibility must be shown): £2
Family Ticket (4): £10

BOOK ONLINE or pay at the desk outside the Gas Hall.

Access information

The Gas Hall entrance is on Edmund Street. There is a lift next to this entrance. The exhibition is on Level 1.

See map: http://goo.gl/maps/PTgJc