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Hats off to Discovery!

The new family friendly exhibition coming to the Discovery Museum in March is all about the spirit of invention.

Fittingly, it’s called ‘Spirit of Invention’. This top hat – pictured – is a real bobby-dazzler, isn’t it? And if you look closely you’ll see that it has, embedded into the base of the main bit of the hat, a series of little windmill type things that were put there to offer the wearer a nice bit of head ventilation. It’s a Victorian invention (naturally) and its creative design was registered with the Board of Trade back in the day. This exhibition features this rather glorious hat along with other eye-catching inventions from years gone by (such as a typewriter for visually impaired people), along with newer technology. With hands-on interactive activities galore, visitors are sure to find plenty to keep them occupied here.

Spirit of Invention, 16 March-23 June, Discovery Museum, Newcastle,