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The Dana Centre sometimes organises evenings at the Launchpad for adults - even better, because you don't have 8-year-olds hogging all the best bits!

I remember going to the Science Museum quite a few times when I was a lad, with the Cubs no less. At that age of course, I found the place with its interactive exhibits hugely enjoyable.

Here's to another 100 years!

I find it wryly amusing that you can see a genuine V2 rocket at both the Science Museum and the Imperial War Museum but at Pennem√ľnde, where they were built, the museum has to make do with a replica.

And while you're there go and see Dan Dare and the Birth of High Tech Britain, and see the exhibit I loaned them...

we've got exhibit in 'making the modern world' from the 1940s and one in the space hall from a couple of years ago...makes me proud that

I remember going there as a child. It had a 'children's gallery' where you could push metal buttons and turn satisfyingly clunky metal handles and see objects in glass cases move.

All very exciting - no other museums had anything nearly as interactive - so it was definitely our favourite out of the trio.

Oh my - how things have changed. Still, very fond memories.

They may lack bells and whistles, but I rather like the maths & computing exhibitions.

I love the old Maths and Computing bits!

Is The Secret Life Of Machines still there?

Still there
And may it never be replaced.

Very true.

I'll have to go back again soon.

When I was a kid 40 years ago the highlight was the large plinth thing with the gold ball in the middle - try to grab it and it disapeared down into the plinth. When I was visiting the other month, I found it again - not on a staircase where it used to be, but in the basement.

My only complaint about the modern museum is that all the push-buttons have gone from the models in the steam hall. I used to have hours of fun pushing the buttons and making the models move. Not a treat that my own kids can have today.











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