Wallace and Gromit have moved into Scienceworks!
From May 2012, explore 62 West Wallaby Street, a life-size version of Wallace and Gromit’s home and discover how simple ideas transform into life-changing inventions.
Join the Oscar® winning duo as they guide you through their home, a world of cracking interactive contraptions, hands-on activities, games and more!
See some of their more colourful inventions, including the Telly-scope II, the Blend-o-matic, the Thinking Cap and the Karaoke Disco Shower, as well as Wallace’s half half-baked ideas – from the Chocolate Teapot to the Ice Hot Water Bottle.
Marvel at the original Wallace and Gromit film sets including Top Bun Bakery (as seen in A Matter of Loaf and Death), the Living Room, the Dining Room, Wallace’s Vegetable Plot and the Garden & Greenhouse (as seen in The Curse of the Were-rabbit), just to name a few.
Take on the role of an apprentice inventor and create everything from household tools to logos and find out how to protect your own big ideas.
Unleash your inner inventor and journey through a world of amazing inventions with Wallace and Gromit at Scienceworks!
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Thanks for your feedback on the exhibition. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent experience at Scienceworks.
At Scienceworks our aim is to encourage our young visitors to investigate the world around them, and in Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention we explore ideas around invention and innovation.
The references to intellectual property laws in the exhibition reflect current Australian law. The intention is not to convey views or judgements but rather to present information about how intellectual property rights relate to inventions in a way that is accessible for younger audiences.
Thanks for sharing your concerns. Scienceworks is a fun and hands-on environment for children to investigate the world around them, and the Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention exhibition encourages this by exploring ideas around innovation and invention. It is in this context that it includes material about current intellectual property and copyright laws in Australia.
Yes, Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention is open daily until the 11th of November, 10:00am to 4:30pm.
The exhibition is estimated to take about an hour to walk through, however visitors have been known to spend shorter and longer amounts of time in Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention.
On weekdays, the only public session of the Planetarium is 2pm; the other timeslots are booked for school groups.
Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention is suitable for most age ranges, from about five to eighteen years.
By all means please bring your camera into the exhibition: photography is allowed.
The next stop on Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention tour is Sydney's Powerhouse Museum.
Tickets for the exhibition are available at the door, but (and this is particularly true over the school holidays) it can get quite busy. We recommend pre-purchasing your tickets either online or over the phone prior to the day you intend to visit.
Hi Annette, There are so many things to do at Scienceworks! If you visit the Scienceworks What's On webpage, you will find all the details of the exhibitions, Lightening Shows, Planetarium Shows, Collection Store Tours, Pumping Station Tours, Live Science Demonstrations and lots more.
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Hi Tim - the Wallace & Gromit exhibition is an internationally touring exhibition, which has a touring schedule. The duration of the exhibition at Scienceworks is based on its availability to us; it is dependant on the other venues that have booked it at their Museums. Presently it is at Newcastle-on-Tyne in the UK, after which it comes to Scienceworks, and then on to it's next tour destination.
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Thanks for the great experience!