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


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.