Monday 21 May, 2012
The home of famous plasticine British characters Wallace Gromit has been recreated in life size detail and regional Victorians who travel with V/Line are invited to explore it.
Customers who travel to Melbourne to see the new Scienceworks exhibition Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention can take advantage of a two for one deal on children’s entry by showing their valid V/Line ticket.
Visitors to the exhibition can wander through a life-size version of Wallace and Gromit’s home, and discover all of Wallace’s household gizmos and gadgets.
V/Line Marketing and Stakeholder Relations Manager Paul Matthews said the exhibition would provide an insight into the mind of the eccentric duo.
"Some of Wallace's' life-changing inventions include the Thinking Cap, the Telly-scope II, the Blend-o-matic all on display," he said.
"Children will love the chance to create their own inventions, with the chance to make everything from household tools to their very own logo for their contraptions."
Film sets from A Matter of Loaf and Death and The Curse of the Wererabbit, including the Top Bun Bakery, the living room, Wallace’s’ vegetable plot, and the Garden and Greenhouse can all be viewed.
Kids will love the chance to create their own incredible inventions, with the chance to make everything from household tools to their very own logo for their contraptions.
Museum Victoria Chief Executive Officer Dr Patrick Greene said the exhibition fits perfectly with Sciencework’s enjoyable hands-on exhibitions.
"It’s a place that celebrates science and innovation, so we’re very excited to have the chance to showcase the work of one of the world’s most unusual and famous fictional actors," he said.
Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention runs from 19 May to 11 November 2012, and is open from 10am to 4:30pm daily. A specially decorated V/Line train promoting the exhibition will travel across the V/Line network throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Scienceworks is at 2 Booker Street, Spotswood, and is easily accessible from Southern Cross Station by catching a Metro train on the Werribee, or Williamstown lines to Spotswood Station. From Spotswood Station it is about a 10 minute walk to Scienceworks.
Entry is $6 per child (or $6 for two children with a V/Line ticket), $9 adult and concession $7.50. All tickets include general admission to Scienceworks.
Visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks for more information.