Searching for cogs

SCIENCE Zoe Wild, visitors services assistant with some of the cogs which will be hidden.  Picture: Sarah Standing (120659-9259)
SCIENCE Zoe Wild, visitors services assistant with some of the cogs which will be hidden. Picture: Sarah Standing (120659-9259)

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A MUSEUM is calling on bright youngsters to help put a museum’s mystery machine back together.

As part of National Science and Engineering Week and its theme of Our World in Motion, Westbury Manor Museum in West Street, Fareham, will be putting Clever Cogs to the test over the school holidays.

In an event of the same name, children are invited to come and follow the trail and find the machine parts dotted around the museum so they can eventually make the machine work again.

Zoe Wild, visitor services assistant at the museum, said: ‘It gets the kids in and they usually love this sort of thing.

‘We hope it will be a popular event as we normally try to do something to tie in with the National Science and Engineering Week.’

The first National Science Week took place in 1994 and it has grown in popularity every year since.

Each March it puts the spotlight on how science, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives and helps to inspire the next generation of scientists. Last year 1.7m people took part in 4,500 events across the UK.

The event will run from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 18.

No booking is required, just drop in, but a donation towards materials is requested.

The museum is open Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm, and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.