Challenge of Materials

Explore and experience the properties of materials in our eye-opening Challenge of Materials gallery. Walk across a magnificent glass bridge suspended by steel wires spanning the main hall. Discover historic gems, state-of-the-art materials and bizarre items, such as a cardboard chair and a steel wedding dress. You'll also see art installations from around the world. From superconductors to spider silk, visit this gallery to discover a wide variety of materials.

Suitable for



Exhibitions and events from this museum

Information age

A major new gallery that will tell the incredible stories of how communications...

Engineer Your Future

Young people will be inspired to think like engineers and have their...

The Sun: Living With Our Star

The Sun. Its beauty and power have inspired us since the dawn of civilisation....

The Sun: Living With Our Star Relaxed Private View

Join us for a relaxed private view of The Sun: Living With Our Star, just for...

Activities from this museum

We don't have anything to show you here.

Suggested Content