Our popular family exhibition is returning for May half-term!
Marc Brunel’s tunnelling shield paved the way for all modern tunnels. But he was only imitating nature! This display will show how Marc Brunel was inspired by nature’s ingenuity to create the ground-breaking tunnelling shield which made the Thames Tunnel possible, through a mix of specimens, props and activities.
This exhibition is generously supported by The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
About the Wild Escape
Taking place from January to July 2023, The Wild Escape invites children to find a favourite animal in their local museum and create an artwork imagining its journey to a natural habitat. The pictures and stories children create will be brought together in a collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in museums on Earth Day 2023.
The Wild Escape is made possible with support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Kusuma Trust, Foyle Foundation and a group of generous individuals and trusts.