‘Hands off, this is a museum!’ is something you sometimes hear – but not at the MOT, because we are a genuine hands-on museum!
Wherever you see the sticker with the green hand, you can get stuck in:
In this hands-on exhibition, you personally discover metal in all its forms.
Did you know that metal has been a part of our lives since prehistoric times?
Sort the laundry and experience for yourself how hard it is to fish your clothes out of the boiling water!
This interactive exhibition is an entertaining way to find out about the history of clothes-washing.
In the Woodworking exhibition, look for our activity boxes and find out what it’s like to be a carpenter or a wheelwright. Discover how a spirit level works and see if you can put together a wheel or a barrel.
There’s also a cosy activity corner on blacksmiths’ touchmarks – the markings on a tool that refer to the maker. Take a closer look at some of these marks, identify the depicted animals and make rubbings of them.