A NEW exhibition exploring time and physics is opening today.

Durham University’s Oriental Museum is hosting the interactive art exhibition, which explores the physics and philosophy of time.

It includes interactive sculptures of a snow globe, kaleidoscope and flip book, and aims to engage families and adults with complex ideas relating to the physics and philosophy of time, through the playful and accessible artworks.

Durham-based artist Alice Highet has worked alongside Dr Beth Bromley, from the physics department, to explore how fundamental theories of physics such as relativity and thermodynamics describe the nature of time and how this relates to our experience of lived time.

Ms Highet said: “Physics can be opaque and difficult to understand. Hopefully this will engage people at all different levels.

“It’s been amazing to have access to a physicist, who is in a totally different realm to you, and find out you’re interested in the same things, from different angles.”

Rachel Barclay, Curator of the Oriental Museum, said: “Playing with Time is an exciting collaboration which brings together physics and philosophy, and art and science, to create an interactive exhibition which we are sure visitors of all ages will love to explore.”

Playing with Time is open to the public from Saturday 20 October to Sunday 11 November.

The Oriental Museum is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm; and Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 12pm