30. May 2013 · Write a comment · Categories: Reviews · Tags:
Gromit riding a hoover

Gromit riding a hoover

The Sydney Powerhouse Museum has a ‘unique and diverse collection that spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration’.

And, importantly, in May they also had a Wallace and Gromit exhibition on invention. It was $17, which included entry to the Powerhouse Museum which is normally $12 anyway. You walked in though the entrance to the house which was coo.They had some of the film sets which I really appreciated, and then lots of things about invention, intellectual property and patenting. There were games and gizmo’s to play with, and at the end you could make your own veg for the garden out of green playdough. I made a not very good Gromit head. Matt made a ship.

We went on a free guided tour of the museum, which is huge. They have collections on all sorts of things including technology (with robots), transport, space ships, chemistry, steam engines, ‘lace’, clothes, student design projects, engineering competition projects, upcycling, an olde country bush shop, musical instruments, a kids zone about ‘The Wiggles’ (never heard of them) and probably more things I have forgotten!

'Lace' weaving

‘Lace’ weaving

 

Overall verdict: 7/10. Wallace and Gromit were good. I would have loved to see more sets and things from the films. The shop wasnt selling the films (or any Wensleydale) – we would have almost certainly bought both so bit of a missed opportunity for them there. The Museum is well worth a visit – just allow a lot of time!

Gromit measuring his courgette

Gromit measuring his courgette

 

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