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MakeFest at Museum of Science and Industry

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on 26th May 2019 at 10:00am


MakeFest is back for 2019, and taking over the museum for another huge weekend of tinkering, testing, coding and creating.

Get hands-on with dozens of DIY activities, brought to you by a whole host of engineers, hackers, coders, makers, artists and scientists.

Anyone can join in, no experience necessary—just give something a go. That’s where the inventing (and fun) really starts.

Solder your own badge with the help of the Gadget Factory team and find out how circuits work at their Light Up Badge Workshop, in association with Edinburgh Science Festival and Siemens.

MakeFest activities include:

  • Build a bridge with the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Help to make a chain reaction machine
  • Drive a lunar buggy
  • Play music with colours
  • Code robots
  • Create musical instruments from rubbish
  • Marvel at magnificent Meccano machines

Try everything, make something and get to grips with your inner inventor at MakeFest 2019.


Please arrive on time for the following events to avoid disappointment:


Time: 10.15, 11.30, 12.45, 14.30 and 15.45
Location: Revolution Manchester
Age: Recommended for ages 8 and older

Solder your own light-up badge at this one-hour workshop. Please note that there is limited capacity for this activity. Each workstation can only accommodate one adult and one child, and you will work together to make your badge.

This activity is free, but booking is required. Book tickets here.


Time: 10.30, 11.45, 13.30, 14.45 and 16.00
Location: Textiles Gallery
Age: Recommended for ages 5 and older

Build a fantastic contraption and create a chain reaction machine. Work together at this hour-long session and see if your machine works to set off the party popper at the end.


Time: 10.30, 12.00, 14.15 and 15.45
Location: Upper Yard
Age: Recommended for ages 8 and older

Help the Institution of Civil Engineers team build a bridge that’s strong enough to walk on in just 45 minutes. Please note that this activity is weather dependent. Visit Science and Industry Museum for more info.

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