This exhibition runs from Sat, 26th May 2018 to Sun, 19th Aug 2018. See all dates
This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:
Cost: Free of Charge
A Curious Turn is an exhibition of automata. Automata are sculptures which are brought magically to life through a sequence of cogs, cams, cranks and levers.
For centuries they have delighted and bewitched people.
A Curious Turn features automata from the leading makers of the last 40 years, ranging from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical.
Visitors will be able to turn, push and crank to see many of the pieces in action, while other pieces will have films to show them in motion. William Heath Robinson was one of the principal figures inspiring the revival of automata making in the 1970s. Two pen and ink artworks by William Heath Robinson are included in the exhibition.