Inspiring Future Engineers
Immersive installations can bring complex concepts to life, put audiences right at the centre of the action and communicate key learning points in deeply engaging style.
When one of the UK’s best-loved venues, the London Transport Museum, wanted to inspire people to explore engineering at the heart of a brand new gallery called Future Engineers, they trusted PRELOADED to create an ingenious installation.
We worked closely with London Transport Museum team to create an immersive, stand-out experience housed within the high-profile Future Engineers space, allowing every visitor to experience what it feels like to be a train driver.
Made with the hugely broad audience that visits the museum each year in mind, Drive That Train offers an opportunity to step inside a new train cab and set out on a journey along the capital’s new Elizabeth line.
This captivating, playful six-screen installation gives people of all ages access to a vivid recreation of an AVENTRA 345 train cab.
Taking charge of one of the most modern trains used across London’s famous transport network, visitors use control buttons and a computer system to drive through tunnels and pull into a platform.
Closely aligned with the museum’s mission to introduce a new generation to the vast array of rewarding careers in transport engineering, the installation also cleverly interweaves deft insights into how engineering can solve complex challenges.
It innovatively demonstrates the skills required to carry out a role such as train-driving and the vital role drivers play in modern railway networks.