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The Magical Machines of Rowland Emett


  • Brighton Museum Royal Pavilion Gardens Brighton, BN1 1EE (map)

Quirky automata, magical mechanical contraptions from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and fabulous flying machines are among the whimsical and wonderful inventions of Rowland Emett (1906-1990).

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride a bicycle on the moon, or take to the skies in a magnificent flying kite machine? Get closer to the fantastical world of Rowland Emmett and his magical machines when you visit the five venues that make up this marvellous exhibition trail at the Royal Pavilion & Museums and beyond to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. So bring the kids and join the dots as you follow the trail across Brighton & Hove and revisit scenes from classic children’s films and books and discover your inner eccentric inventor!

You'll be able to find The Exploratory Lunacycle is in Hove Museum, the Dragon Carpet Sweeper is in the Booth Museum (on Dyke Road, Brighton), the Featherstone Kite Flying Machine is at Brighton Museum and finally, there is also a machine at the Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft.


Later Event: May 18
The B-12 Module