1001 Inventions Exhibition launches at Museum of Croydon Exhibition Gallery

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1001 Inventions Exhibition launches at Museum of Croydon Exhibition Gallery at Croydon Clocktower.

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Croydon Clocktower, 2 February-3 May 2008*, Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm

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This groundbreaking interactive exhibition brings to life a golden age of innovation and features over one thousand scientific wonders created by Muslim inventors in the years 600 to 1600. From the first flying machine to the first university, our numbers 1-9, astronomy, coffee, soap, clocks and the camera, few of us realise how much of what we take for granted today originated in the Muslim world. This exhibition is based on the book 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World.

School and Group Visits to the Exhibition

We expect this exhibition to be extremely popular with schools and community groups. To ensure you enjoy your visit please book in advance by contacting the Museum Education team on tel: 020 8253 1023 or email: museumeducation@croydon.gov.uk

Museum Talks

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1000 Years of Missing Science, Technology & Culture
Wednesday 13 February, 2-4pm

Join Professor Salim Al-Hassani (Chairman, Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation) to explore how discoveries from Muslim culture between the 7th and 17th centuries shaped the future of scientific technologies.

FREE, but please book a ticket in advance from Ticket Office Clocktower Activities Room.

Science in the service of religion: Islam and astronomy
Tuesday 8 April, 2.30 – 4pm

Join Silke Ackermann, Curator of European and Islamic scientific instruments at the British Museum, to explore the role science plays in Islam, the advanced skills of Muslim scholars had and their influence on the west.

FREE, but please book a ticket in advance from Ticket Office Clocktower Activities Room.

For other talks and special events please see Clocktower monthly brochure, www.museumofcroydon.com or www.croydonclocktower.org.uk.

Family Events

Look and Learn for Under 5s
Tuesdays 5 February, 4 March and 1 April, 10.30 – 11.30am

For under 5s and their carers. Come and enjoy stories and activities inspired by the 1001 Inventions Exhibition.

FREE. Tickets for each session will be available from Ticket Office on the day Clocktower Activities Room.

Film: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (PG)
Monday 7, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 April

(See Clocktower brochure or call Ticket Office 020 82531030 for screening times and ticket prices)

After being captured by Turks during the Crusades, Robin (Kevin Costner) escapes and returns to England with a warrior Moor named Azeem (Morgan Freeman) who vows to repay Robin for saving his life. Robin is shocked to discover that his father has been murdered by the Sheriff of Nottingham and he vows to avenge his father's death with the help of Azeem and his advanced scientifique knowledge.

February Half-Term Family Workshop

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Design and Decoration
Tuesday 19 February, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm

Designs from the Muslim world were renowned for their quality and rich geometric patterns of stars, octagons, triangles and rosettes. Choose your own elements to make a beautiful design to take home.

FREE, Tickets for each session will be available from Ticket Office on the day Clocktower Activities Room.

Designs on Paper
Thursday 21 February, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm

Find out how to make your own paper and decorate it with designs inspired by the 1001 Inventions exhibition.

FREE, Tickets for each session will be available from Ticket Office on the day Clocktower Activities Room.

Easter Holiday Family Workshops

Wednesday 9, Thursday 10, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 April
11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm

Join us for a range of fun activities, inspired by Islamic science and art forms. Make marbled paper or a flying machine, take part in a game of chess or decorate your skin with henna designs.

See Clocktower monthly brochure, www.museumofcroydon.com or
www.croydonclocktower.org.uk for details of events on each day.

FREE, Tickets for each session will be available from Ticket Office on the day Clocktower Activities Room.

Croydon Clocktower

Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Telephone: 020 8253 1030
Email: ticketoffice@croydon.gov.uk

How to find

Train: East Croydon Station (10 mins), West Croydon Station (15 mins)
Tram: George St (3 mins), Reeves Corner (12 mins), Parking: Fairfield (10 mins), Surrey St (10 mins), Centrale (12 mins)
Bus: Katharine St (2 mins), High St (5 mins), Park Lane (5 mins), Park St (6 mins)
Bus numbers serving these stops: 50, 60, 75, 109, 119, 154, 166, 197, 250, 264, 312, 403, 405, 407, 412, 155, 466, 468

* Closed Friday 21 and Monday 24 March.

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