Spirit of Invention was a fun, free design exhibition at The National Archives from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 29 October 2023. It is soon to be on tour at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle, where you can visit it for free from Saturday 16 March to Sunday 23 June 2024.  Learn more about the exhibition below.

Step into a world of creativity from past to present – see original Victorian designs that capture the glorious imagination of Victorian Britain alongside designs from modern makers.