If you’re a lover of all things science and technology, then Europe has some fantastic attractions to keep you entertained on your travels.
Not only that, but these places are a great way to inspire young minds and get kids interested in science, making complex technological innovations and scientific discoveries fun for them.
If you’re looking to add a little knowledge to your next holiday, then check out these five must visit attractions.
- We the Curious
Formally known as At-Bristol, We the Curious is a science and education centre in Bristol, featuring more than 200 interactive exhibits.
The experience is popular with schools in Bristol, offering a fun educational experience introducing kids to a wide range of topics in the fields of science and technology. It is home to the UK’s first 3D planetarium, and features the exhibition Animate It!, developed in collaboration with Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animations in which visitors have the chance to make their own animated film.
- Deutsches Museum
Founded in 1903, Munich’s Deutsches Museum is the largest museum of science and technology in the world, with more than 28,000 objects on display.
The museum has an incredible history, and has hosted some fantastic temporary exhibits such as the Apollo 8 space capsule. For a while the museum even doubled as a concert venue, with acts such The Who and Jimi Hendrix performing live.
- Lisbon Oceanarium
Committed to the honourable pursuit of marine conservation, the Lisbon Aquarium is the perfect place to educate yourself about the wonders of the sea.
It’s the largest aquarium in Europe and has been built upon the site of the World’s Fair Expo ’98. Lisbon is also increasingly becoming the place to be for science and technology, so if you’re inspired to start up your own tech company, or simply want to live closer to the science, Property Lisbon offer a range of homes where you can start your new life.
- Nobel Prize Museum
You’ve probably heard of the Nobel Prize, but you may not know that Sweden has a whole museum dedicated to the achievements of the prize winners. It opened in 2001, the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize, and aims to reflect on the achievements of its Nobel laureates and of Alfred Nobel himself.
If you’re planning a trip to Stockholm, then make sure to add this incredible monument to the achievements of mankind onto your travel itinerary.
- National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
Dedicated to the life and achievements of one of history’s greatest scientists and artists, Milan’s Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci is the largest museum of science and technology in Italy.
Based in and ancient monastery, the museum is home to a wide range of exhibits including departments on transportation, communication, and, of course, on the work of Leonardo da Vinci.
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