Monsters of the Deep
Monsters of the Deep: Science Fact and Fiction is a visually stunning, ground-breaking exploration of our fascination with the ocean depths.
The exhibition is also an unashamedly entertaining and surprising visitor experience, mixing circus theatrics with cutting-edge academic research to explore the historical, scientific and cultural impact of underwater discovery, set against the persistent belief in sea monsters.
The exhibition delivers national-quality design and production values, including the experimental use of digital and multi-media technology. It showcases iconic artefacts on loan from major regional and national collections and is supported by a wider planned programme of cross-arts events and specially commissioned performances. This project has been achieved through highly productive cross-sector partnerships, including national science and regional arts organisations such as the National Oceanography Centre.
“This is a show to plumb the imagination. For the adults it might be almost as philosophical as it is fun for the kids … I took two 11-year-olds along and the pair of them couldn’t talk about anything else for the entire journey home.” **** The Times