Arcs and Sparks Store Tour

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Go behind the scenes and see our historic electrical collection

Parsons Generator

Dates

Wednesday 1 March

Wednesday 5 April

Wednesday 3 May

Wednesday 7 June

Visitor Information

Dates

First Wednesday of every month

Time

11am

Price

£4 per adult (under 16s free)

Book your place here or by emailing info@discoverymuseum.org.uk

Please note: Visitors can pay in Discovery Museum Shop on the day of the tour, subject to avalability

About

Arcs and Sparks is an opportunity for visitors to gain an insight into electricity: what it is, how it works and the role our region played in laying the foundations for a now universal technology.

The Arcs and Sparks store is located in Discovery Museum’s basement. It is a fascinating collection of electrical inventions from the Victorian period to the present day. Our guided tours are led by curators who are supported by expert volunteers with a wealth of experience in the electricity industry. Tours are guided by visitors’ questions, which have ranged from enquiring how Tyneside-designed heavy duty switchgear helps to safeguard the national grid, to asking how to get the best out of the latest domestic ‘smart’ meters.