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Engineering Open House Day aims to help young people and their parents understand what it’s like to work as an engineer by giving special, behind-the-scenes access to a wide variety of organisations to demonstrate how creative and innovative a career in engineering could be.

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Engineering Open House Day is taking place on Friday 26th July 2019. Keep an eye on this website as more venues will be announced shortly.

Please note: There is likely to be filming and photography at each event. Anyone attending consents to photography and general on location filming without compensation and confirms that the organisers are able to use the material in future content. If you have any further questions please speak the event organisers.

LONDON

TOWER BRIDGE

Times: 10:30am - 14:00pm

Booking: FULLY BOOKED

Help create a new skyline for London! You’ll be taking inspiration from the fantastic views from Tower Bridge’s high level walkways before learning how to use a 3D design computer programme to design new buildings to join London’s famous skyline. Later, these buildings will be printed on their 3D printer and posted to participating families as a souvenir of their day.

Note: Families will also have the opportunity to visit the rest of Tower Bridge’s exhibition after the workshop.

Suitable for children aged 10+

KENT

EDF DUNGENESS B POWER STATION

Times: 09:30am (20 places) & 13:30pm (15 places)

Booking: Please contact dungenessbtours@edf-energy.com or phone 01797 343728 to book your places now.

EDF will deliver an Exploring Electricity tour of Dungeness B Power Station for Engineering Open House Day. Tours will give families an insight into the crucial engineering which provides our homes with electricity every day. You can read more about EDF here on their website https://www.edfenergy.com/about

Be aware under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and the minimum age is 8 years old. 

Bookings close: 8 July 2019

LONDON

NATIONAL THEATRE

Times: 12pm - 75 minute tour with a cost of £6 per person.

Booking: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/iet-engineering-open-house-day

At the National, we make world-class theatre that is entertaining, challenging and inspiring. And we make it for everyone. 

A special backstage tour will showcase the technology that goes into creating a piece of theatre and the technicians that are involved in the process.

 

DONCASTER

AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE 

Times: From 10:00am

Booking: ukpublictours@amazon.com please quote IET EOHD and Location in subject of email. 

Amazon call their warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.

The event is consist of different activities to do whilst on the Amazon Tour. The groups will be separated on the day and you'll have a designated tour leader.

 

DUNFERMLINE, SCOTLAND

AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE 

Times: From 10:00am

Booking: ukpublictours@amazon.com please quote IET EOHD and Location in subject of email. 

Amazon call their warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.

The event is consist of different activities to do whilst on the Amazon Tour. The groups will be separated on the day and you'll have a designated tour leader.

MANCHESTER

AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE 

Times: From 10:00am

Booking: ukpublictours@amazon.com please quote IET EOHD and Location in subject of email. 

Amazon call their warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.

The event is consist of different activities to do whilst on the Amazon Tour. The groups will be separated on the day and you'll have a designated tour leader.

DUNSTABLE

AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE 

Times: From 10:00am

Booking: ukpublictours@amazon.com please quote IET EOHD and Location in subject of email. 

Amazon call their warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.

The event is consist of different activities to do whilst on the Amazon Tour. The groups will be separated on the day and you'll have a designated tour leader.

PETERBOROUGH

AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE 

Times: From 10:00am

Booking: ukpublictours@amazon.com please quote IET EOHD and Location in subject of email. 

Amazon call their warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.

The event is consist of different activities to do whilst on the Amazon Tour. The groups will be separated on the day and you'll have a designated tour leader.

COVENTRY

AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE 

Times: From 10:00am

Booking: ukpublictours@amazon.com please quote IET EOHD and Location in subject of email. 

Amazon call their warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.

The event is consist of different activities to do whilst on the Amazon Tour. The groups will be separated on the day and you'll have a designated tour leader.

RUGELEY

AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE 

Times: From 10:00am

Booking: ukpublictours@amazon.com please quote IET EOHD and Location in subject of email. 

Amazon call their warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.

The event is consist of different activities to do whilst on the Amazon Tour. The groups will be separated on the day and you'll have a designated tour leader.

TILBURY

AMAZON FULFILMENT CENTRE 

Times: From 10:00am

Booking: ukpublictours@amazon.com please quote IET EOHD and Location in subject of email. 

Amazon call their warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.

The event is consist of different activities to do whilst on the Amazon Tour. The groups will be separated on the day and you'll have a designated tour leader.

NORTHERN IRELAND

ARMAGH OBSERVATORY AND PLANETARIUM

Times: 10:00am - 16:30pm

Booking: First come, first served basis, no need to pre-book

Build a rocket worthy of Apollo! Join the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium for a fun filled day of making Rockets in our special Rocket Workshop. Learn what it takes to make a stable, aerodynamic rocket and then take it outside and blast it off! This workshop is suitable for people of all ages, so why not join in and see how far your rocket flies.

 

 

LONDON

BRUNEL MUSEUM

Times: Drop in between 11:00am - 13:00pm.

Booking: No booking required. Included with museum admission.

Bridge building

The children examine the materials that are available to them for the workshop. They have straws, wooden blocks, string, newspaper and card. Tape can be used to join materials together and they have a pair of scissors.

As with the materials above, they decide which are strong when they are: Pulled, pushed, bent, twisted.

This time, they can actually test the materials, just as a engineer would do.

The challenge is to make a bridge that will span a gap of at least one metre between two low tables while leaving room for ships to pass underneath. The bridge roadway must be wide enough for a model truck to cross. The truck can be loaded with extra weights to test the strength of the bridge

BIRMINGHAM

THINKTANK

Times: Steam Engine 2:00pm Free to Thinkthank Customers

Lego Workshop 13:30pm, 13:30pm and 15:00pm For Thinktank Customers only £2.00 per person. 

Booking: No booking required – drop-in. subject to availability

Thinktank, Birmingham's award winning science museum, offers an enlightening and fun packed day out for the family.

From steam engines and talking robots through to gurgling guts and a chocolate wrapping machine, Thinktank has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology.

Housed inside the impressive Millennium Point building at Thinktank you will find four floors of hands-on exhibits and historical collections that will amaze and inspire you, showing you the science of the world all around us.

Including the Science Garden, Planetarium and an exciting programme of events and activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

SCOTLAND

DUMFRIES HOUSE

Times: 10.30am - 15.30pm

Booking: No booking required – drop-in activity sessions through the day

On Friday 26th July the Engineering Education centre will be the base for a number of STEM industries and organisations to provide free interactive activities for a family audience with aim being to inspire and enthuse young people and their parents/carers to take part in challenges and fun activities which encourages them to investigate and discuss potential careers in these fields.

Supporting companies and organisations include :- Scottish Power, Collins Aerospace, the Engineering Development Trust and University of West of Scotland as well as a wealth of activities from across the Dumfries House estate including the link between STEM,  Health and Well-being, Farming and Horticulture. 

MILTON KEYNES

 THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF COMPUTING

Times: 10:30am - 17:00pm

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Here at National Musuem we want to give young people and their families the chance to experience the world of engineering and technology first-hand and to get an insight into the reality of the exciting and diverse careers on offer in this field. We are delighted to showcase the important, creative and exciting roles that engineers play behind the scenes at some of the UK's most celebrated and innovative engineering and technology-related organisations.

SCOTLAND

 THE ENGINE SHED

Times: Mon 29th Jul - Sat 3rd Aug 13:00pm - 15:30pm

Booking: Drop in - Subject to availability 

The Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, based in Stirling. Part of Historic Environment Scotland, it serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public.

BALDOCK

 OFCOM

Times: TO BE CONFIRMED

Booking: TO BE CONFIRMED 

Ofcom is the regulator for the communications services that we use and rely on each day.

Ofcom make sure people get the best from their broadband, home phone and mobile services, as well as keeping an eye on TV and radio.

BIRMINGHAM

 MAKE UK (EEF)

Times: 10:00am – 13:00pm

Booking: https://makeukopenhouse.eventbrite.co.uk 

Interested in a career in engineering? Passionate about STEM? Then come along to the Make UK Technology Hub and be inspired about the world of manufacturing and engineering. View our state of the art training centre and speak to our tutors about becoming an apprentice. Whilst you are here you will be able to have a go at building a F1 car and race it down our track, learn all about the best approach to getting the fastest time down the track.

Take a look at our website for more information about what Make UK offers: https://www.makeuk.org/future-makers

 

 

LONDON

 THE IET SAVOY PLACE

Times: 10:30am - 15:30pm

Booking: https://localevents.theiet.org/3c11e9

This historic central London venue on the River Thames offers cutting edge technology, improved capacity and outside space in a location that’s easily accessible by rail, tube and river.

The IET London: Savoy Place, giving young people the chance to have a go at hands-on STEM activities

Exhibitors Confirmed:

IET Education demo activities and FIRST® LEGO® League demo tables

LEGO white bricks

F1 in Schools

Greenpower

Kids Invent Stuff

Bloodhound

Airbus

Toy engineering workshop by Mamta Singhal: Play makers – Discover how play is engineered! ​

 

CARDIFF

 TECHNIQUEST

Times: 10am- 17:00pm

Booking: https://www.maximweb.net/techniquest_ui/day/

Engineers Assemble: IET Open House Day

Our exhibition floor will be filled with stalls run by local engineering companies, universities and STEM Ambassadors covering a wide range of engineering specialties. Find your role in the construction team and help the Institute of Civil Engineering build their enormous suspension bridge in workshops run throughout the day^. Our Science Theatre will come alive with our explosive show^ ‘Don’t Do This at Home’, explore the stars in our planetarium* and discover the basics of programming in a fun, hands-on Lego WeDo Workshop*.

^included in ticket price

*additional charges apply

BRIGHTON

 BRIGHTON TOY MUSEUM

Times: 10am- 17:00pm

Booking: Numbers are limited so BOOKING ESSENTIAL - please telephone 01273 749494 to reserve your place!

Let's inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians!

We love science and engineering at Brighton Toy and Model Museum so we are excited to be part of Engineering Open House Day, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

This time we are going to follow in the footsteps of Sir Christopher Cockerell by creating our own hovercraft by recycling household favourites!

Suitable for ages 7-11.

Event is included in our standard admissions: £14.00 Family (2 ads & up to 3 ch) £6.50 Adults, £4.00 Child. £5.50 Concessions.


 

 

BIRMINGHAM

 BBC BIRMINGHAM TOURS

Times: 

Booking: 

On the tour, visitors will get the chance to visit the following areas and chat to staff about engineering and technology careers at the BBC:

 BBC Blue Room

BBC Broadcast Support Centre

Midlands Today News Studio and TV Production Gallery

 

PETERBOROUGH

 ROYAL MAIL

SOUTHEND

 SOUTHEND TECH

Times: TBC

Booking: TBC

JUBILEE

 ROYAL MAIL

Times: TBC

Booking: TBC

 

NUNEATON

 RS COMPONENTS 

Times: TBC

Booking: TBC

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

RENISHAW *2nd AUGUST 2019*

Times: 13:00pm - 17:00pm

SOLD OUT

Please add to the waiting list by clicking the link below.

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iet-engineering-open-house-hosted-at-renishaw-plc-2019-tickets-61924050502

Renishaw is delighted to be opening the doors of our Innovation Centre to students and their parents for this event. There will be a range of activities to cater for children aged from 7 upwards and we will also be offering information about our career’s opportunities available for young people.

You’ll get a chance to:

Talk to some of our graduates and apprentices at our careers stand

Have a tour around our product demonstration area

Try our energy bike

Make a magnetic top chaser

Find out about 3D printing parts for GROMITRONIC

And much more!

 

SCOTLAND

ABERDEEN SCIENCE CENTRE *27th JULY 2019*

Times: 10am – 4pm

Booking: No booking required, free drop in event throughout the day

Aberdeen Science Centre (formally known as Satrosphere) is Scotland’s oldest science and discovery centre. Originally founded in 1988 we have been engaging people with science for over 30 years. Our interactive, hands on exhibits and live science shows help our visitors discover more about the world around them and the science of how things work.

Activities suitable for a family audience

 

EDINBURGH

ROYAL OBSERVATORY *31th JULY 2019*

Times: 10am – 12pm

Visit the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, see inside the Victorian telescope dome, view Edinburgh from the flat rooftop and take part in engineering themed activities. Learn about how engineers build parts for space telescopes and have a go at an experiment to test some materials for yourself.

Engineering Open House Day queries

About Engineering Open House Day

Educational and fun

It aims to be an educational, fun day out to encourage parents to support their children in choosing careers in engineering and technology. Engineering Open House Day is all about highlighting the important roles that engineers play in everyday life, with participating venues and organisations demonstrating the creativity and excitement behind engineering careers.

Engineering Open House Day 2018

2018 was our biggest Open House to date – with young people visiting over 30 organisations at 50+ events across the UK to discover how they could be engineers of the future.

Social Media

See all the amazing social media activity from last year's Engineering Open House Day.