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Streamlined by Design + Wonderlab

How does shape affect speed? In this show, discover how the right shape can make a train go faster.

Join us to investigate the force of air resistance, how engineers have worked to overcome it, and how nature can sometimes inspire design for faster, more efficient locomotives.

Entry to the Wonderlab gallery is included with this ticket.

Loud noises 

In our Wonderlab show Streamlined by Design, our final experiment uses a vacuum cannon. Visitors should be aware that this creates a very loud noise. Ear defenders are available for visitors who need them.

If you haven't visited with your group before, we recommend a pre-visit to familiarise yourself with the galleries, complete your own risk assessment and plan your routes around the building. Please contact our Group Contact Centre on 033 0058 0058 in advance of your visit to request a free teacher pre-visit ticket for Wonderlab. Contact Centre opening times are 09.00–17.00 daily.

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