VisitEngland awards ‘Hidden Gem’ status to ICE’s learning hub

The Infrastructure Learning Hub, home of ICE exhibitions, wins top accolade for quality of visitor experience on offer.

Infrastructure Learning Hub: special award from VisitEngland
Infrastructure Learning Hub: special award from VisitEngland

ICE's Infrastructure Learning Hub (ILH) has been awarded a top VisitEngland accolade, recognising it as a 'Hidden Gem' visitor attraction.

The award has been given in recognition of the quality visitor experience on offer at the ILH. Open to the public at ICE's One Great George Street headquarters in central London, the ILH is the UK's first learning centre to explore engineering projects that have changed the world and innovations shaping our future.

The ILH is currently home to the ICE 200 Invisible Superheroes exhibition, 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 civil engineering as a career, the exhibition features real-life engineers as cartoon superheroes on a mission to save the planet from dangers such as climate change, flooding and the spread of disease.

ICE Director of Engineering Knowledge Nathan Baker says:

"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 be a VisitEngland designated hidden gem is testament to the staff team's dedicated efforts. We've enjoyed meeting thousands of visitors and look forward to welcoming many more to our exhibitions."

Invisible Superheroes is free and open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, at the ILH, One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA. The year-long exhibition is part of ICE 200 celebrations and the mission to showcase and explain civil engineering to the general public.