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Hands-on museums for Museum Week
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London Transport Museum: Covent Garden, London WC2 (0171-379 6344) As the capital's transport becomes ever more automated, this could soon be the only place where you can drive a tube train or a bus. A new fun bus, designed for the under-5s, is scheduled to arrive on 24 May. Open daily 10am-6pm (Fridays from 11am). Adults pounds 4.50, children pounds 2.50, under- 5s free.

The Skyview Experience, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex (01293 535353). The roof of the airport's South Terminal is topped out by a Handley-Page Herald to clamber about upon, plus a range of other aviation-linked paraphernalia including a flight simulator. Open daily, 7am-7pm. Adults pounds 2.95, children pounds 2, family ticket (two adults plus two children) pounds 6. If you only have time for the viewing gallery, prices are adults pounds 1 , children 60p.

The Exploratory Hands-on Science Centre, Temple Meads, Bristol (0117- 907 5000) The principles of science, from light to gravity, as you've never seen them before. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Adults pounds 5, children pounds 3, family ticket (two adults, two children) pounds 15.

Museum of the Moving Image, Waterloo Bridge, SE1 (0171-401 2636) Fly like Superman or read the news like Trevor McDonald. Until 15 May, includes an exhibition on the history of video games. Open 10am-6pm daily. Adults pounds 5.95, children pounds 4. family ticket (two adults, two children) pounds 16.

National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Prince's View, Bradford (01274 727488).

The original, and still the greatest, home of the image - both still and moving. Open 10am-6pm daily (except on Mondays during school term- time), admission free.

Museum of Science and Technology, Manchester (0161-832 2244). In the manufacturing heart of the city where the Industrial Revolution picked up speed, the MST traces everything from the cotton trade to the hot-air system that pumped energy around the city. Open 10am-5pm daily. Adults pounds 5, children pounds 3.