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A brand new exhibition which opens tomorrow at Tullie House in Carlisle, featuring a whole host of mechanical puzzles, giving us a flavour of circus life in Victorian times.
Paul Crone went to join in all the fun of the fair.
The Mechanical Cabaret Theatre have come to the UK for the first time, and set up camp in Tullie House Museum.
They've brought with them the scientific tricks, toys and spectacular experiments of the Museum Boerhaave, the Netherland's state museum of science and medicine.
The exhibition opens tomorrow, Saturday 15 February, with a family fun day between 11am and 4pm.
It will run daily over the February half term between 10am and 4pm, with tickets costing £3 for adults and £2 for children.
All the fun of the fair has come to Tullie House.
The Amazing Flying Reiver has brought his automata friends to town and they have taken over the Art Gallery.
The circus-style exhibition combines modern mechanical sculptures with centuries-old physics games and puzzles to prove that science and technology are alive and absorbing.