What happens when something burns? How do matches, lighters and firecrackers work? How does nature depend on fire? Find your answers here!

Fire has had a great impact throughout the history of our civilisation – from camp fires, to oil lamps and smoke signals, to flame throwers. This exhibition touches on all of this and more.

Different reactions are taking place in different areas of the flame. If insufficient oxygen is present to burn the fuel completely, the flame will glow yellow to red. When the combustion is complete, a much hotter flame of blue-white in colour is obtained. Experience it for yourself in this all-safe yet enlightening exhibit!

“Arr me hearties! Fire in the hole!” It’s time to play pirate in this explosive game complete with cannon, gun powder, wadding, rammer and ball!