During 10th – 19th March British Science Week will be celebrated at the National
Heritage Centre at Palace House.
We will be encouraging visitors to explore the new science galleries in more depth with a special trail ‘The Wow, the Weird and the Wonderful’, and on completion there will be a special discount of 20% on all science gifts in the Palace House Shop! The Trail will be available during opening hours (10am – 5pm daily) and is included in admission price.
This will be followed by a FREE forensic workshop; ‘Who Stole Pot8os?! Can you Solve the Crime?’ on Sunday 25th March from 10.30am – 3.00pm. The workshop will take place in The Mews and will be open for anyone to take part in. Run by Kinetic Adventure – the idea will be to transform yourself into a forensic scientist and solve the crime of who stole resident skeleton Pot8os. With a number of CSI style activities to match the clues up this is guaranteed to be a fun activity for the all the family! This will be one of a number of free family activities that will be held at the National Heritage Centre.
The science of horseracing plays a big part in the new Museum, and is a topic which many visitors, especially those that are familiar with the old Museum might not expect to see displayed. In the Maktoum Gallery of the Thoroughbred you will find a display called ‘Inside the Racing Machine', which combines live film of a galloping horse, overlaid with animation layers that look at the muscles, skeletal system, heart, lungs and spleen, and how these systems contribute to the athleticism of the racehorse.
The gallery is supported by hands-on mechanical interactives allowing visitors to explore for themselves the extraordinary anatomy of the racehorse and compare it with their own. The life-sized heart and brain models are proving popular with visitors of all ages!