Charles Wheatstone Day at the Museum of Gloucester

The Museum of Gloucester is hosting three exciting events this February 2023, marking the famous Gloucestershire scientist's 221st birthday.

Barnwood-born Sir Charles Wheatstone invented the concertina, the stereoscope and even a cipher - and the Museum of Gloucester is marking his 221st birthday this February 2023.

To mark the 221st birthday of Gloucester-born scientist and inventor, Sir Charles Wheatstone, the Museum of Gloucester is hosting a day of fun activities. 

Celebrating Wheatstone's 'forgotten genius', it's hosting a FREE workshop on how to make 3D photos with a smartphone or camera at 4pm - ideal for creative little ones. 

There are also two talks exploring his achievements - which include inventing the English concertina, the stereoscope and the Playfair cipher encryption technique, as well as contributing towards the development of the Wheatstone bridge - with experts from the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy, one of which is being presented in 3D. 

Charles Wheatstone Day takes place on Monday 6 February 2023, with the museum hoping to make the event an annual occurrence to commemorate the impact Wheatstone's work has had on the world. 

Tickets to workshops and talks must be booked online in advance. 


Charles Wheatstone Day


Monday 6 February 2023


9.30am to 8.30pm


Tickets for the how to make 3D photos workshop are free; tickets to Wonder Working Wire cost £5 each; and tickets to Celebrating Charles Wheatstone in glorious 3D cost £7.50 each.


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