The secret of Mona Lisa's smile is revealed in Manchester

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The Independent Culture

An exhibition celebrating the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci opened at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry over the weekend.

It includes interactive models, a chance to copy his work and try your hand at inventing a few things, as well as the secret of Mona Lisa's smile - a series of x-ray photographs revealing the original colour of the 500-year-old painting and the skills used by the artist to depict Mona Lisa's famous smile.

The exhibition opened on Saturday and will run until the 13th June 2010. Tickets cost £7.50 for adults, £5 for concessions or £20 for a family ticket.

Get a glimpse of the exhibition in pictures by clicking here or on the image above