Science Museum to celebrate UK manufacturing with Make it in Great Britain show

The Science Museum is set to host an exhibition next summer as part of the Government-run Make it in Great Britain campaign to highlight British manufacturing.

Make It In Great Britain Flag
Make It In Great Britain Flag

The campaign, which is being run by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, has been announced to disprove the attitude that ‘Britain doesn’t make anything any more’.

By celebrating the successes of the manufacturing sector BIS hopes it can encourage young people to consider a career in the industry.

Part of the exhibition, The Make it in Great Britain Challenge, will focus on new innovations yet to be brought to market.

The Science Museum says it will produce content and host the exhibition which will run from 24 July to 9 September. It says it will work with BIS to ‘develop the exhibition.’

A BIS spokeswoman says the department is working with the Science Museum on the exhibition design and that an announcement will be made next week giving further detail.

The Make it in Britain Campaign, which has informed the exhibition, was launched by Business Secretary Vince Cable who is calling on ‘captains of industry from UK companies to show the best of British manufacturing during the Olympic Games’. 

Make it in Great Britain Panel
Make it in Great Britain Panel

The campaign has named champions who contribute to Britain’s £140 billion manufacturing industry, including vice-president of Bombardier Aerospace Michael Ryan, chief engineer of Brompton Bicycles William Butler-Adams, and Microsoft Computing  head of skills  Steve Uden.

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