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Permanent galleries include Making the Modern World, with Stephenson's Rocket and the Apollo 10 command module, and The Clockmakers' Museum with more than 1,000 timepieces. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions.
From 12 Jun: Driverless: Who is in Control? Investigating how close we are to a world driven by machines. Robocar is a highlight – a self-driving racing car that looks likes the Batmobile – while the Stained Glass Driverless Sleeper Car of the Future, by artist Dominic Wilcox, envisages the tranquil roads that artificial intelligence may usher in. There's also an autonomous submarine that can dive deep, deep below the Antarctic ice to study the effects of climate change: if developments in AI conjure nightmares from the Terminator movies, get the real facts here.
From 10 Jul: Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security. Looking at more than 100 years of security technology, curated in collaboration with the UK government's Intelligence agency, GCHQ.
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