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ATTRACTIONS & MUSEUMS


Lightwater park unveils £1m Angry Birds attraction


Lightwater Valley theme park in Yorkshire has launched a new Angry Birds attraction - the largest in the UK. Covering more than 30,000sq ſt, the £1m


facility includes indoor and outdoor play areas. Te attraction was designed and sup- plied by the UK arm of Finland-based play equipment group Lappset. Lappset teamed up with Finnish mobile


game developer Rovio Entertainment to produce the official Angry Birds parks that play and feature activity equipment. Details: http://lei.sr?a=c2A5i


‘Mini Titanic’ opens as museum


Over the past seven years, around £9m has been spent renovating and restoring the SS Nomadic to how it looked in 1912 when it ferried passen- gers to the Titanic on their doomed voyage. Te ship, which is exactly


quarter the size of the Titanic, is also the last remaining White Star Line vessel - a shipping company that oper- ated until 1934 before merging with Cunard Line. The Nomadic was saved


by a campaign in 2005 and was bough at auction in 2006 by the Northern Ireland Department for Social Development for £213,423. Tourism Minister, Arlene Foster, said:


Te attraction will give an insight into air travel


Emirates to launch aviation attraction in London


Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced plans to open an aviation- themed visitor attraction in central London, UK. Te indoor Emirates Aviation Experience is due to open in July and will be located close to the existing Emirates Air Line – a cable car service across the River Tames. It will provide an insight into the operations and modern achievements of commercial air travel. Spread over 300sq m (3,200sq ſt), the


attraction will feature a number of inter- active exhibits and the first public-facing commercial flight simulators.


Design Museum delivers new technology exhibition


Design Museum and the Technology Strategy Board have collaborated to deliver a new exhibition about the changes in the manufacturing industry. Te Design Museum will house the first


‘factory’ of its kind, when visitors can learn how 3D printing works and witness a live production line. Te new exhibition - Te Future is Here, looks at what inspires and drives innovation and how it can lead to increased productivity and economic growth in the ‘new’ industrial revolution. Details: http://lei.sr?a=o8g0i


10 Wakefield gallery introduces new exhibition


Two years after opening to the public, The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery in West Yorkshire has announced a significant development as the ground floor of the Caddies Wainwright Mill has been transformed into a new con- temporary art space. The gallery has attracted


more than 850,000 visitors to date - more than five times the original target. Te £35m museum contains works by sculptor Barbara Hepworth and a series of changing dis- plays of modern art. “We have created an inspirational new space in a historic building that will compliment and enhance what we currently offer as the wider site develops here,” said Simon Walis, Director of Te Hepworth Wakefield. “Tis


Te historic auxiliary ship is exactly a quarter the size of the Titanic


stay longer and explore more of Belfast.” Te Nomadic is now docked in Belfast’s new


Te Nomadic is another important dimen- sion to the huge Titanic success story and it provides a real opportunity for tourists to


Titanic quarter, near the close by Titanic visi- tor’s centre, which has had more than 650,000 people come through its doors since it opened nine months ago. Details: http://lei.sr?a=s3g2a


Te new development enhances the regeneration of the waterfront


new development enhances the regeneration of the waterfront by animating these excep- tional historic mill buildings.” Te new space adds about 6,500sq ſt (600sq m) of floor space. Details: http://lei.sr?a=R4G1Z


Plans scrapped for £3m Northampton museum


Plans to build a £3m museum to celebrate the battle of Naseby in Northamptonshire have been scrapped aſter a group of volun- teers failed to raise enough money to buy the section of battlefield the museum would have been built on.


Read Leisure Opportunities online: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/digital Jenny Tarry - chair of the Naseby Battlefield


project said the group had altered their plans and now planned to open a museum in Naseby’s 13th-century church instead. She added thats they are now revising their ideas. Details: http://lei.sr?a=i3J5V


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