Took the kids to see this exhibition last week. It really was excellent. I recommend that you allow yourself plenty of time though. We found that three hours flew past and it cost about £25 for the three of us. Better to go in the morning and make a day of it. There is so much to do and see. It's a pity they don't seem to do a year long pass. I'd happily pay for it. Needless to say my kids and this big kid loved it and we might even try and go back this weekend as they're offering workshops with some of Aardman's animators.
I particularly enjoyed the jam splatting workshop and the plasticine forest. Good to se the Wallace and Gromit sets. Buddding stop frame animators will be interested to see the scale and intricate level of detail in the set designs. Great contraptions and interesting information on intellectual property issues too.
From the GSC website:
Wallace and Gromit present...A World of Cracking Ideas
We are proud to announce that we have secured the first opportunity outside London to host “Wallace and Gromit present . . . A World Cracking Ideas”. This is a fabulous interactive exhibition stuffed full of crazy innovation, some amazing examples of ideas that have gone from a twinkle in someone's eye to reality and a huge range of activites, fun and games which stimulate your creative juices. (Oh and, of course Wallace and Gromit!)
"Wallace and Gromit present... A World of Cracking Ideas" is sponsored by the Intellectual Property Office, presented by Aardman Animations and produced by SGA.
The exhibition will be here from April 2nd until November 30th 2010.