Blast it, dig it and rock your way around Earth. Below ground the Earth Pavilion is filled with hands-on games, some real-life JCBs, rock sorters and a quarry face to explode. This immersive experience is great role play for kids – they can control machinery, move some rocks and get a taste for a bit of manual work!
The Four Pavilions
The steel industry of South Yorkshire has its roots in Roman times when iron was made from rocks extracted from the EARTH. FIRE was used to smelt the iron ore and AIR was needed for combustion. The local rivers provided WATER for cooling and later powering machinery. The steel industry grew to dominate the area in the 19th and 20th centuries.