Events Diary

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Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there

  • 13 Sunday 13th August 2017 from 10.00am to 5.00pm Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN Tickets from Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN

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How big is time? And what will the future be like?

The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept - one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step through a portal and journey through time as we reveal how advances in science allowed authors to create stories that transport us to the distant past, parallel universes, and future worlds.

See HG Wells’s original manuscript for The Time Machine, unravel other stories which play with time, and find out how stories help us to make sense of time and our place within it.


Admission costs:

•           Adults: £7.50

•           Children (over 5) and concessions: £6.50

•           Infants (under 5) and carers: Free

•           Family (2 paying adults and 2 children) - £25

•           Groups, of 9 or more - £6.50 per person

Your ticket allows for a further two free visits to the exhibition

Tickets are available on the door