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Science Museum

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:30

The Science Museum in South Kensington has revealed a new blockbuster exhibition exploring the 500-year history of robots, which will open today.

Featuring a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 16th century mechanical monk to robots from science fiction and modern-day research labs, the Robots exhibition will enable visitors to discover the cultural, historical and technological context of humanoid robots. There will also be an opportunity to interact with some of the 12 working robots on display.

The Robots exhibition is available as an add on to one of the museum’s versatile and creative gallery spaces, with guests able to enjoy exclusive out of hours access of the new exhibition as part of an event. The exhibition has capacity for 150 guests at any one time – for larger events, the museum can arrange staggered viewing slots.

Jodie Guilford, Event Sales Manager at the Science Museum, says: “Following the launch of Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery and Mathematics: The Winton Gallery last year, we are thrilled to reveal another new exhibition at the Science Museum. The Robots exhibition can be hired as an added extra to events taking place in one of our other gallery spaces, and offers a new dimension to events at the museum.

“We are seeing an increase in clients looking for new, inspiring spaces to hold their events that stimulate creativity and encourage interaction, something we are confident the new Robots exhibition will do. The exhibition is in-situ at the Science Museum until September so we are encouraging clients to book early to avoid missing out.”