North Lincolnshire Museum goes ga ga for gadgets and gizmos for its next captivating exhibition.
Featuring everything from 1980s computer games and cassette players to a Victorian mechanical hammer and a 1950s food mixer, Gadgets and Gizmos celebrates the inventions that have revolutionised our home life.
With a focus on three key eras, the exhibition gives visitors the chance to explore replicas of a 1980s living room, a 1950s bedroom and a Victorian shop.
Gadgets and Gizmos shows how design innovations have transformed our homes, lightened the load of household chores and kept us entertained.
Find out about the jaw-dropping innovations that would have wowed consumers back in the 19th Century and test your prowess on some of the hottest video games of the 1980s on a classic Atari console.
Hear stories spanning the generations from different families who were recorded as they talked about their own experiences of some of the objects on display.
Visitors will also have the chance to design their own gadget of the future and get to grips with gadgets of the past.
There is also a play area designed especially for small children and toddlers.
Gadgets and Gizmos runs from Monday 13 February to Saturday 30 June in the main gallery at North Lincolnshire Museum, Oswald Road, Scunthorpe. Admission is free.
North Lincolnshire Council cabinet member Cllr John Briggs said:
“Gadgets and Gizmos follows the enormous success of the museum’s Scunthorpe United exhibition and will certainly prove just as entertaining.
“The exhibition opens in time for the February half term holidays so it’s a marvellous opportunity for all the family to come along and enjoy the latest activities and displays.
“A Victorian Family Fun Day takes place on Saturday 18 February to celebrate the exhibition opening.”
Notes for editors
Due to the success of North Lincolnshire Museum’s half term activities, even more free activities and fun for all the family this February half term with a week of Victorian Mayhem.
February half term, Monday 13 February until Friday 17 February
Victorian Mayhem Week, 10.30am to 3.30pm, Monday 13 February until Friday 17 February
Enjoy free drop in Victorian activities, crafts and object handling, ideal to keep the little ones entertained. One activity craft per visit, last admission to take part is 3pm daily.
Friday 17 February
Victorian awesome ancestors, 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 3pm: Find out more about the life of a Victorian woman through stories, role-play and artefacts. No need to book.
Saturday 18 February
Gadget and Gizmos Victorian Fun Day, 10.30am to 3.30pm
To celebrate the opening of the brand new gadget and gizmos exhibition we are holding a Victorian family fun day. Take part in Victorian crafts, step inside the Victorian cottage and see Victorian characters come to life. Plus competitions, trails and prizes to be won. Drop in event, £1 per child. Last admission to take part in activities 3pm.
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