Dan Dare & the Birth of Hi-tech Britain @ Science Museum (Until 31 March 2011)

December 13, 2010toJanuary 13, 2011
January 13, 2011toFebruary 13, 2011
February 13, 2011toMarch 31, 2011

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Dan Dare’s rocket fleet roars high over Venus to trounce his arch foe – the power-mad Mekon.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, another extraordinary future is unfolding – one which laid the foundation for Britain’s hi-tech consumer society.

After 1945, though war-weary and broke, Britain found huge pride in wartime advances such as radar, penicillin and the jet engine.

Discoveries like these were now tipped to kick-start world-beating industries, bring prosperity and bankroll the emerging welfare state.

In an age before globalisation, products from rockets to radios sprang from local roots. Together they reveal a fascinating ‘lost world’ of British design and invention – a glimpse of a time when the TV in the corner was a Murphy, not a Sony.

This exciting new temporary exhibition explores the role played by technology in creating post-war Britain.

Location: 2nd Floor

Duration: 45 minutes

Dates: Wed 30 Apr 2008 – Thu 31 Mar 2011

Admission: Free

Getting to the Science Museum:
The Main Entrance to the Museum is on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.