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A Wallace and Gromit exhibit aimed at guiding students through the world of cheese-fuelled innovation will open its doors at the Science Museum in London tomorrow.

Visitors will be encouraged to learn more about what the museum described as "some of the greatest objects ever invented".

The Intellectual Property Office-backed exhibit will also feature some of the first ever patented inventions from the Science Museum's own collection.

Unsurprisingly, the IPO is heavily pushing for youngsters to appreciate ownership, creativity and innovation as well as highlighting what "financial rewards" inventors can expect to receive.

Cheese lover Wallace, who has appeared with his long-suffering canine sidekick Gromit in Nick Park's award-winning animated films for 20 years, is perhaps best known for his penchant for a wacky invention or two.

Memorable creations have included techno trousers, the Mind Manipulation-omatic and the Shopper 13.

The Wallace and Gromit World of Cracking Ideas exhibit runs from Saturday 28 March through to 1 November and is free to all Science Museum members.

Otherwise adult visitors need to pay £9, a family of one adult and two kids pay £21, and a family of two adults and two kids pay £30 for the exhibit. ®

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