Automata are moving mechanical sculptures that are brought magically to life by sequences of cogs, cams, and levers. They have delighted and bewitched people for centuries. Visitors will be able to turn, push and crank to see many of the pieces in action, while newly commissioned films will show other pieces in motion.
WHEN: Friday 15th of September, 2017
WHERE: Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS
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Visitors are invited to explore the building on their own or book onto a guided tour with one of our expert Blue Badge guides, who can share their detailed knowledge of the history of these fascinating buildings and explain features of architectural interest.