Venture back in time and discover the history of Ancient Greece, as well as explore their lesser known contributions to the field of science and technology.
Specially curated by Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology from Greece and presented by Science Centre Singapore, the “Ancient Greek Technology Travelling Exhibition” features more than 40 inventions that span across a multitude of disciplines; such as automation, programming, astronomy, time-keeping, and music, just to name a few.
All exhibits are built with great accuracy, referenced from ancient texts, and with most of them being fully functional. When you walk through the exhibition's doors, you will be given the unique opportunity to experience the incredible technological achievements of the ancient Greeks.
Come, be inspired by the Greek origins of modern technology! For a limited period only! Email your request for tickets to Sara-Jane_Tan@science.edu.sg today or watch this space for sale of online tickets. Corporate packages available, too!
The automatic holy water server with coin-collector (1st c. A.D.)
Who created the first vending machine in human history?
While Japan is well-known for its unique vending machines, the ancient Greeks were actually the first creators. Originally used for religious purposes to dispense holy water, the world’s first and oldest vending machine also requires a coin to be inserted, just like the ones we have today! Uncover how this was made possible in an era without tools that we have taken for granted today.
The automatic opening of the temple gates after a sacrifice had taken place on its altar (1st c. A.D.)
Check out the first SMART-automation in buildings worldwide!
Did you know that the world’s first automatic doors were invented by Heron of Alexandria, and powered just by water and heat?
While automatic doors are common today, it was almost magical back in the ancient Greek era and people wondered how the door could move by itself. Wonder no more and discover the brilliant mechanisms that made this possible with a miniature replica exhibit. Not to be missed!