A Friend told me about this so i thought I'd share ;
Theres this great exibition currently running at the Science Museum in London (All you londoners would have probally been forced to visit this place once in your life time lol). I haven't seen the exibition yet because it's currently closed; but when I do I'll definatly do a post about it. :)
"1001 Inventions traces the forgotten story of a thousand years of science from the Muslim world, from the 7th century onwards.
Featuring many interactive exhibits, displays and dramatisations, the exhibition explores the shared scientific heritage of diverse cultures and looks at how many modern inventions can trace their roots back to Muslim civilisation.
Exhibits include numerous electronic interactives, a reproduction of a 9th century flying device and a five-metre high replica of the “Elephant Clock”. The exhibition features more than sixty exhibits and a large screen displaying a mini-movie starring Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley as Al-Jazari, inventor of the fabled Elephant Clock. Find out more at the exhibition website." (taken from the website)
The exibition is at the Science Museum here's there website for more information; Running from Sat 13 Mar 2010 - Sun 25 Apr 2010 (Closed to the public between 25 February – 12 March 2010 ) http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/1001_inventions.aspx