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Robots - Then & Now at Life Science Centre


Robots – then and now, developed by the Science Museum in London, tells the 500-year, work in progress story of building automated machines, from the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids – and everything in between.

The new exhibition is included in the admission ticket to Life Science Centre, along with hands-on zones for learning through creative play, educational shows in the Science Theatre and the planetarium, and a thrilling journey on the 4D Motion Ride*.

Robots – then and now features more than 100 exciting objects from the world of robotics, including a small number of interactive robots. Come face to face with the fist-bumping Pepper robot and a Robothespian, who can quote lines from famous films.

There’s also plenty to fascinate sci-fi fans, including a T800 Terminator used in the film Terminator Salvation and the Maria robot from Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis.

For more information and to book tickets, visit * Please note, you must be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride.

Image copyright – The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Opening Times

Robots exhibition (26 May 2018 - 2 Dec 2018)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Day Ticket£15.00 per ticket type
Child ticket (5-17yr)£8.00 per ticket type
Family£36.00 per ticket type

Exhibition included in general admission fee. Day tickets start at £8.00 for children aged 5-17 to £36.00 for a family ticket. Children aged 4 and under go free.



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