Having only limited time in Ironbridge, I had to make a selection on which museum I should visit. Being a passionate mechanical engineer my number one choice was the Enginuity. This museum is advertised as an interactive design and technology centre that aims to inspire and capture the imagination of everyone intrigued by the secrets of how things around are made and how they work. I was not disappointed at all. The local collection of interactive gadgets, games, and gizmos is incredible.
The simplest thing to do is to point the scanner machine to the objects with question marks; the screen will show the object and its history and functionality. You can even test the gained knowledge at the end of your visual tour.
More fun is, of course, to build and touch. You can build a building and then start artificial earthquake and see if your construction survives. Or, you can test your reaction against the speed and accuracy of a robot, generate electricity, and see how long it last while using different machines like TV, radio, blender… it is fun, but I would not like watching the TV while spinning the wheel to power it up.
There is even stuff to keep the kids amused while you are playing. Special performances are held regularly where kids can learn why things fly. Personally I was impressed how much such small creatures already know. I guess visiting Enginuity develops the hidden talents. So don’t hesitate to discover what is hidden in you, come play learn and have a good fun.
Entrance without passport ticket is £7,50/£ 5,50 concessions.