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Together, art and science help us to interpret, study and explore the world around us.

Examining this ongoing relationship, The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter looks at the interaction between scientific progress and social change, how machinery has both influenced and threatened the human body and how tools that go beyond human senses can capture the unseen.

See iconic artworks, including works by Hepworth, Hockney, Lowry, Constable, Boccioni, Turner and contemporary artists Cornelia Parker and Conrad Shawcross.

The exhibition brings together loans from Tate, National Gallery, V&A, National Museums Scotland, the Estorick Collection and more alongside rarely displayed objects from the Science Museum Group’s Collection. Through four sections and twenty stories, discover how we have questioned our relationship with society, our bodies, the environment and found patterns in nature, as we continue to interpret and explore the world around us.

Book now to discover these fascinating stories through textiles, film, photography, paintings, sculptures, models and scientific objects.