Water. We drink it. Wash in it. Swim in it and life on Earth depends on it. It’s 60% of our body weight and covers 70% of the Earth’s surface. Housed in a giant steel wave, interactive exhibits explore the astonishing world of water. A huge, steel water wheel seems to power the pavilion. You can squirt and spurt, jet and get wet. Flush yourself away in the Water Pavilion!
Parent tip: bring a change of clothes in case the kids get wet in this pavilion!
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.