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Boom: Experiments in Sound

In this exhibition, you could experience the sensation of sound, learn how it shapes our everyday lives, and follow the journey of a soundwave.

Sound is all around us, every day. Even when you think it’s quiet, it’s not completely silent.

Boom: Experiments in Sound uncovered how sound shapes our everyday lives. You could follow the life of a soundwave through the gallery, from creation to being heard. Along the way, there were lots of opportunities for you to stop and listen, then manipulate and play with sound.

You could walk through an insulated sound canal, experiment with tiptoeing or stomping, hear the sound of your own footsteps in a forest, and experience an amazing audiovisual show from our Explainers.


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