Your chance to view the last and largest artwork created in 1984 by the much-loved British artist Rowland Emmet at Locomotion.
A Quite Afternoon in the Cloud Cuckoo Valley is an enormous yet intricate moving masterpiece - made of eight separate machines which come to life three times a day.
Daily demos at 10.45am, 1.00pm and 2.45pm every day.
The artwork depicts a whimsical journey along the Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Railway, a creation found in one of Emett's earlier cartoons.
When the artwork comes to life, visitors are treated to a unique, three-dimensional cartoon as automata wheels turn and colourful characters go fishing, cycle through the Twittering Woods and toast teacakes aboard a fantastical locomotive.
The sculpture was originally commissioned for a shopping centre before being exhibited at Spitalfields Market in London. In 1999 while being stored, it was stolen for scrap metal but later recovered. It has since been refurbished and was exhibited across the UK.
The sculpture was acquired with the support of Art Fund, The Science Museum Foundation and the Friends of the National Railway Museum.
|Season (30 Mar 2020 - 27 Sept 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|