What are Gears?

Gears rotate together to move part of a machine. They are a fundamentally important mechanism in everyday life, you’ll find them in cars, clocks, kitchen mixers, bikes, vacuum cleaners and many other items.   

Gears are wheels with teeth that slot together. They allow the user to alter direction, adjust the speed, measure time and create a large amount of force with a small amount of impact.

New to MAD

You told us you liked the interactive elements in our museum so we recently installed a large gear wall in our interactive area.  
Like our marble run wall, visitors are encouraged to think up and try out their own creations. Learn about energy and forces while having fun!

During the Summer Holidays we don’t have the capacity for pushchairs. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience. Find out more