Inspired Inventors

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Drop-in activities

Turbinia ship


13 February 2018 (historic exhibition)

15 February 2018 (historic exhibition)


Explore North East inventions on our Big 5 inventors trail, featuring Charles Parsons, William Armstrong, Joseph Swan and George and Robert Stephenson (50p). 

Create a mini turbine inspired by the engine used in Parson’s iconic ship, Turbinia. 

Find out more about Swan’s lightbulb and make your own simple squeeze torch to take home (£1.50).