Exploring Space at the Guildhall Gallery

Press Release: 17/10/2005

The whole universe unfolds before your eyes when Exploring Space, a new family exhibition, touches down at the Guildhall Gallery, Winchester on 21 October.

This exhibition unravels the mysteries of time and space in an exciting new approach to an endlessly absorbing topic.  

Historic astronomic instruments show how interest in life beyond our planet has pushed the boundaries of science over the centuries, whilst a fascinating selection of twentieth century objects shows how space travel has influenced our lives.

There are plenty of hands-on activities and experiments too - come along to

Exploring Space and:

  • Find out more about gravity and how much you weigh on other planets
  • Map the stars and discover more about the night sky
  • Become a member of a space crew and play the lunar survival game
  • Solve the space riddles and rhymes and identify the mystery objects

plus much more for all the family!

Exploring Space forms part of Bright Sparks in Winchester, a year of science and discovery in England's ancient capital. Admission is free. Also on view in the Guildhall Gallery will be an exhibition of art inspired by the theme of Space produced by students from the Trinity Centre in Winchester.

The exhibition was originally produced by the Hampshire County Council Museums and Archives Service and is augmented at the Guildhall Gallery with objects from the Winchester City Council Museums Service own collections and new art activities.

Cllr. Therese Evans, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport said, "This exhibition will allow families to learn all about science in a fun and entertaining way. We hope local children will be inspired to go away and find out more about the Universe they live in."