Orrery - Space and Time Exhibit - World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Quick Description: An old solar system model is exhibited in the Space and Time display at the World Museum in Liverpool.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 2:55:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMERFT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
The solar system model is housed in a protective cabinet and stands in the centre of the display area. It includes a sign describing the model:

Orrery by Phillip Son and Nephew, Liverpool, about 1870
'This educational model of the Solar System shows the planets out as far as Neptune. Turning the handle causes the planets to move round the Sun at their correct relative speeds.

It was originally part of the teaching collection of the Liverpool Institute for Girls. The arms with the outer planets have been reconstructed.'

The exhibit is located on the top floor of the World Museum. It is next to the equally good Planetarium.

The World Museum
William Brown Street
Liverpool, Lancashire United Kingdom
L3 8EN

To-Scale by distance: yes

To-Scale by Size: yes

Is the model an Orrery?: yes

Web Page: [Web Link]

Open daily 10am - 5pm Closed from 2pm on 24 December, all day 25 and 26 December.

Admission Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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