Most museums on industrial subjects focus on history and heritage (goods and machines). Our exhibition, shows this too, but with a focus on technological developments that produced these stories and artifacts. Desk research, expert consultations and site visits to local factories, led to the design of the interactive experience “the Industrial Cradle’. Visitors start interacting with the technology behind the western industrial revolutions, before looking into the origin of the local industry. The largest part of the exhibition is an interactive factory, highlighting contemporary industrial achievements through interactive models and simulators. The exhibition ends with Liaoning’s latest feats in artificial intelligence and robotics.