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Turn It Up: The Power of Music

Discover this major new touring exhibition that explores the science behind music’s mysterious hold over us and how it drives us to create, perform, feel and share. Prepare to get hands-on, with your ears and hearts open.​

Learn about 35 pioneering research studies featured together for the first time, exploring music’s impact on different aspects of our daily lives. Uncover twelve personal stories illustrating just how unique everyone’s relationship with music is. ​

Throughout the exhibition visitors are invited to discuss and contribute their own musical favourites. Which song brings back strong childhood memories? What is your favourite music and how does it make you feel? What music would you share with a friend to give them a boost?​

The exhibition was developed in consultation with a Representation and Inclusion Group which included charities for sight loss, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, musicians with disabilities, underrepresented young people and deaf children. Visitors with all abilities are encouraged to engage and learn from interacting with various musical experiences, highlighting the power of music as accessible to all.

Immerse yourself in music that is forged where creativity and human ingenuity collide. People from all walks of life can interact with extraordinary, unfamiliar and playful musical instruments and performances, created to explore the science of music and to push the boundaries of what’s musically possible.

Part of the Science Museum Group