Tide & Time

17:00 – 22:00 Joseph Proudman Building
Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Participate

National Oceanography Centre
6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA

0151 795 4800

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This exhibition showcases the rare Roberts-Lege and Doodson-Lege tide prediction machines, extraordinary analogue computers that attempt to simulate the rise and fall of the ocean tide. See these beautifully intricate machines up and running at the only place in the world you can see two of them together; only 35 were ever made.

Tides and tidal science have a long history in Liverpool and played an important part in making the city what it is today; making tide predictions for all over the world for a large part of the 20th century.

Alongside the tide prediction machines, enjoy an interactive artwork created by artist Pamela Sullivan and join in with family-friendly art activities, using recycled plastic bottles and other packaging to make fish and other important sea creatures.