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HOT: Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention, Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood + Giveaway

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My favourite English claymation characters Wallace and Gromit are in Melbourne for a cracking exhibition at Scienceworks.

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If you haven’t been to Scienceworks since you were in school, now is the time to go and take your kids. As evidenced by the preview night that I was invited to, Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

In fact, I think the adults will get more out of the exhbition because a lot of the more serious, educational information is at adult height. And frankly if I was a kid I’m not sure how interested I’d be in learning about using and protecting intellectual property when there’s a Karaoke Disco Shower to enjoy!

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The exhibition is set out in a life-size version of 62 West Wallaby Street, Wallace and Gromit’s home. Inside you’ll find some of the wacky inventions that have featured in the movies, including the Telly-scope II and Hat Barometer…

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…plus original film sets such as the Vegetable Plot and Living Room.

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It’s worthwhile spending some time examining the sets as the attention to detail is amazing and quite often amusing. Look at the names of Wallace’s records and fridge :–)

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Interspersed with the Wallace and Gromit displays is really interesting information about many Australian inventions such as plastic money, the Victa lawn mower and ByK kids bike.

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The exhibition contains lots of fun interactive elements – buttons to push, levers to pull, games to play and drawing and art activities – plus modelling clay right at the end!

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But if you don’t fancy sharing the exhibition with children, Scienceworks will open up especially for adults on Saturday 26 May for Big Kids’ Cracking Night Out. For $22 (concessions and Museum Victoria members $20) you get to tinker and play in Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention, see the Fire and Light Show in the Lightning Room, play with lasers in the Playing with Light exhibition and chill out at the Planetarium. Beer, wine, drinks and food will be available for purchase and you will need to book as there’s only limited tickets available.

And once you’re done with the exhibition make sure you drop by the Scienceworks shop. I really want this set of nesting cake tins and I’m obsessed with the Porridge Blaster! Woohoo!

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Giveaway! Thanks to Museum Victoria I have 5 x double passes to see Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention, which includes entry into the general Scienceworks exhibits (but not the Planetarium or Lightning Room which is extra).

To win, all you have to do is leave a comment and the winners will be drawn next Friday 1 June. Good luck!

And the winners are….#7 Sienna, #10 Min, #19 Tim, #24 Viola, #28 Sebastian. Your passes will be sent out soon!

Wallace and Gromit’s World of InventionScienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood

Daily, 19 May – 11 Nov 2012
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Adult $9, Child $6, Concession $7.50 + Scienceworks General Entry Adults $10, Child and concession free.

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Discussion

30 comments for “HOT: Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention, Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood + Giveaway”

  1. Love Wallace and Gromit! Cheese Gromit!

    Posted by Susanna | May 25, 2012, 8:16 am
  2. Thanks for your review – you’ve made me want to go to this.
    Love the ‘Smug’ fridge!

    Posted by Krysia | May 25, 2012, 9:21 am
  3. This looks awesome!

    Posted by Min | May 25, 2012, 9:31 am
  4. Love Scienceworks and love Wallace and Gromit! I’m sold…

    Posted by Deb
    Twitter: deborahfrenkel
    | May 25, 2012, 9:44 am
  5. I love wallace and gromit! Would be great to see the real life sets!

    Posted by Carmen | May 25, 2012, 9:51 am
  6. Cracking Exhibition!
    Can’t wait! (Nor can my daughters!)

    Posted by Cory Boardman
    Twitter: baudman
    | May 25, 2012, 10:04 am
  7. It sounds amazing! I will find time to visit. And I love the cake tin!

    Posted by Esa
    Twitter: esayche
    | May 25, 2012, 10:09 am
  8. Aww this would a great outing with the kids!

    Posted by Mein | May 25, 2012, 10:21 am
  9. I haven’t been to Scienceworks in years! I used to love it when I was a kid though.

    Posted by Nessbow
    Twitter: nessbow
    | May 25, 2012, 10:26 am
  10. This exhibition of Wallace & Gromit looks GREAT for a weekend visit!!

    Posted by Amanda | May 25, 2012, 10:31 am
  11. Awesome! Cheeeeeeeeese!

    Posted by Tim | May 25, 2012, 10:36 am
  12. Can’t wait to go check it out!

    Posted by Fiona | May 25, 2012, 11:19 am
  13. I was impressed. I thought it would be more for kids. It looks adults can have fun. I love watching this claymation, I’ll definitely invite friends to go with me.

    Posted by Kelly | May 25, 2012, 11:45 am
  14. Can’t wait to go..sounds like an awesome exhibition for adults and kids.

    Posted by CindyC | May 25, 2012, 2:35 pm
  15. Ooooh, yes please!

    Posted by claire | May 25, 2012, 3:41 pm
  16. Wallace and Gromit!!

    Looking forward to going to scienceworks!!

    Posted by Viola | May 25, 2012, 4:04 pm
  17. Cracking post!

    Posted by Sammi | May 25, 2012, 4:20 pm
  18. I’m a big W&G fan! Maybe this exhibition will finally motivate this scientist to travel out to Spotswood.

    Posted by Cindy
    Twitter: herestheveg
    | May 25, 2012, 5:51 pm
  19. My cousins introduced Wallace and Gromit to my brother and I when we were little and now we have the whole collection of videos :D Would love to check it out and finally make the journey to Spotswood!

    Posted by Ames
    Twitter: ames4eva
    | May 25, 2012, 8:35 pm
  20. Yes please!

    Posted by Sam Mathews | May 25, 2012, 8:58 pm
  21. Yesss please! That sounds like an awesome fun time. I love revisting childhood

    Posted by Madeleine | May 25, 2012, 9:26 pm
  22. Trying my luck for this wonderful exhibition! :)

    Posted by Felicia | May 26, 2012, 12:46 am
  23. must, must, must see this!

    Posted by sienna | May 26, 2012, 4:25 pm
  24. Thanks!

    Posted by Tian
    Twitter: tianthoo
    | May 27, 2012, 3:28 pm
  25. Love your reviews! Can I please be considered for these tickets? Thanks

    Posted by Sandra | May 28, 2012, 11:12 am
  26. Yay for Wallace and Gromit! Childhood memories.

    Posted by Li
    Twitter: lixia_tan
    | May 28, 2012, 8:37 pm
  27. This exhibition looks amazing, I’m dying to go check it out!

    Posted by Sebastian | May 29, 2012, 5:38 pm
  28. Wallace and Gromit are the animated version of the “Slow Food” movement. Can’t wait to see this – such a nice change from frenetic US kids entertainment.

    Posted by Ivan | May 31, 2012, 12:44 pm
  29. I still have a video from the special effects exhibiton at Scienceworks circa 1994. This looks like it’d be just as much fun!

    Posted by sophie | May 31, 2012, 2:04 pm
  30. Used the tickets I won over the weekend, had a great time with the kid. Thanks again! http://melbtown.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/wallace-and-gromit-exhibition-scienceworks/

    Posted by Dan from Melbourne
    Twitter: Melbtown
    | August 8, 2012, 1:17 pm

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