The new Information Age gallery at the Science Museum in London opened to the public in October 2014. The museum commissioned Topografik to make tactile, replica models of key objects from each of the six zones in the gallery and a centrepiece scale model of the Rugby Tuning Coil. The Coil can be seen on the right hand side of the page, during a visit by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Design and production was driven by a core principle to balance the requirement for accurate replication for sight and touch with the robustness needed to withstand handling by millions of visitors.
The gallery's different zones, and the pieces designed to accompany them, are listed below, and pictured on the right. To see more of the individual pieces, click here.
The Cable - Morse Key and Sounder
The Telephone Exchange – Gallows Phone
Broadcast – Crystal radio
The Constellation - Satellite
The Cell - Base Station
The Web - Honeywell
Image of HRH Queen Elizabeth II used with the kind permission of the Science Museum.