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A world-exclusive exhibition exploring flight will reopen in Coventry this month.
Taking Flight opened at Coventry Transport Museum in January and was set to close in June - but its stay has been extended until 1 November after the coronavirus crisis forced the venue to close.
The exhibition provides immersive science and engineering-based experiences for all ages while teaching visitors about the history and mechanics of aviation. Many of the objects included in Taking Flight are on loan from Midlands Air Museum.
As well as seeing examples of aviation, visitors can also dream up and design their own flying machines, which will then be brought to life in an immersive landscape.
Ruark Jon-Stevens, marketing & communications manager of Culture Coventry, said: “Taking Flight opened in January and there was a lot of excitement because it reflected the step change in the types of interactive experiences we are bringing to Coventry Transport Museum.
“Visitors of all ages love designing their own flying machines and watching them soar across the sky on our giant interactive wall, or learning about the history of flight through our touch-activated wall.
“Of course, when we went into lockdown, Coventry Transport Museum closed, so we decided to extend Taking Flight so that as many people as possible could experience and enjoy it.
“Since reopening, we’ve taken a range of measures to ensure that all of the interactive elements are fully Covid-19-secure, and we’ve had great feedback that visitors and staff feel safe.
“With half term coming up, it’s a great final chance to come and enjoy Taking Flight before it finally takes off from Coventry Transport Museum on 1 November.”
For more information, visit: transport-museum.com/events/1453/taking_flight
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