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Exhibition: Heath Robinson Saturday 29th November - Sunday 1st March: As per opening times

Heath Robinson’s name has long been associated with over complicated, slightly mad machines. This exhibition draws from the collection of The William Heath Robinson Trust and reveals a selection of curious contraptions, allowing visitors the chance to invent their own.

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Rolls-Royce Exhibition Saturday 21st February - Sunday 22nd March: As per opening times

The Trent XWB is the very latest engine developed by Rolls-Royce. It is the world’s most efficient large aero engine flying and recently started passenger carrying service with Qatar Airways, almost 100 years after the first Rolls-Royce aero engine, the Eagle, ran for the first time.
Come along to see how far aero engines have come in 100 years and where they might go next. How the Trent XWB was made, the people that made it and some of the technology that makes it so special.

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Derbyshire Scriptwriters Sunday 1st March: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Derbyshire scriptwriters offer members critical feedback on their scripts for screen, stage and radio. The group are always open to guests and encourage prospective members to join us for a trial session.

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Talk: How to build a Jet Engine Sunday 1st March: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An insight into the advanced manufacturing technology involved in building the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB.

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