Playing with Maths in the Hewelianum Centre

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

The “puzzle” exhibition isn’t the only place in the Hewelanium Centre where you can discover mathematical facts. For example, in the exhibition about the History of the Centre there are cannons in a defensive fortress with which you can learn a lot about parabolic shots…

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

…or how many cannonballs you have in a pyramid… Is Kepler’s theorem right? Do you think about a better way of stacking cannonballs?

There also is space for optical illusions, technology,… and a very modern Archimedes screw:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

You can also play with the Galilean experiments about movement and see how a piece of wood climbs a path down:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

In a hidden corner of the museum, a sextant tells you goodbye:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Location: Hewelianum Centre in Gdansk (map)

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