Young scientists gathered at a museum to learn all about the wonders of electricity, time and chemistry.

The Museum of Power in Hatfield Road, Langford, opened its doors at the weekend to teach adults and children all about science.

A host of experiments were conducted throughout the day by Steampunk scientist Dean Allen-Jones.

He taught children and parents all about how fizzy drinks can conduct power to make a light bulb shine, other quirky electrical experiments and a 3D printed moving amulet.

Another group – the Hungry Hiboux – showed the science of how dough works.

The children were then invited to make their own biscuits and savoury food after the display.

The team from the Royal Society of Chemists also “enthralled” budding scientists using sherbet.

The gang of chemists made a carbon structure and a battery using a lemon, as well as exploring elements of the body.

A museum spokesman said: “The museum’s own team and Duke of Edinburgh students amazed all with information on light, sounds and great water-based experiments for the younger visitors.

“The brilliant Rebel Legion, costumed as Storm Troopers enthralled visitors with their laser lights to add more excitement to the day.

“Astaria, the only model village in Essex, bought scientific magic to the day with Alan Walker and Dave Mead conjuring jewels and finding them behind visitor’s ears and in their hair.

“To make the day complete, there were rides on the miniature steam railway.

“The museum’s volunteers also ensured visitors could enjoy seeing ‘Marshall’ the huge Lilleshall steam pumping engine running, together with a heritage Paxman generator recently bought back to working condition and many diesel engines showing how the evolution of science is amazing.”