The Hidden Gem accolade has been given in recognition of the quality visitor experience on offer at the ILH. Open to the public at the ICE's One Great George Street headquarters in central London, the ILH is the UK's first learning centre to focus on engineering achievements and its role in tackling global challenges.
The ILH is currently hosting an exhibition on Invisible Superheroes, telling the story of how civil engineers help transform lives, shape the world in which we live, and safeguard the future. Designed to appeal especially to young people and encourage them to consider the profession as a career, the exhibition features real-life engineers as cartoon superheroes on their mission to save the planet from dangers such as climate change, flooding and the spread of disease.
Nathan Baker, Director of Engineering Knowledge at the ICE, said:
"We're proud to bring civil engineering to life at the ILH, not only providing a rich educational experience but a fun and memorable one for visitors of all ages. To go from under refurbishment to VisitEngland's designated hidden gem in only two years is a testament to the staff team's dedicated efforts. We've enjoyed meeting the thousands of visitors who have come to our exhibitions so far and we look forward to welcoming many more through our doors."
Invisible Superheroes is free to attend and open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, at the Infrastructure Learning Hub at One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA. The year-long exhibition is part of ICE's bicentenary celebrations - ICE 200 - running throughout 2018, with events planned around the UK to showcase and explain civil engineering to the public.
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