Royal Society Local Heroes Project – Hugh Bourne: Pioneer of Science for All!


Through its Local Heroes Project, the Royal Society is giving grants to 15 museums across the country to engage communities with the stories of local science heroes, including Hugh Bourne!

Englesea Brook have discovered some amazing new sources revealing how Hugh Bourne’s passion for science led him to become a railway pioneer, and science teacher for working class children!

Come and see the new exhibition, see Hugh Bourne’s Physic Garden, and try some hands-on experiments.

You can also see an amazing model of a Newcomen Steam Engine, on loan for this season only from Cheddleton Flint Mill!