Engineer a Better World

Engineering Open House Day

And there’s something for everyone this year! Take a look at what’s on offer and sign up to an Engineering Open House Day event near you…


Aldgate East, London

Friday, 29 July 2022 at 10am - 2pm

A range of exciting interactive workshops focussing on different areas of engineering, from sustainability and energy to wind engineering and structural engineering, you can find out about the wide variety of incredible opportunities on offer in the wonderful world of engineering!

Fully booked

Arup - Experience Lab Tour

8 Fitzroy Street, London 

Friday, 29 July 2022 at 9.30am – 2.30pm

A fully immersive audio and visual experience that gives you the unique opportunity to experience a design!

Plus, you’ll find out how decisions can impact the experience of an environment, space or building – you don’t want to miss it!

More information can be found by visiting the Arup website.

Arup - Engineering Workshops

80 Charlotte Street, London

Friday, 29 July 2022 at 9.30am - 2.30pm

Take part in Arup’s mini engineering workshops, with lots of exciting activities on offer.

Plus, you’ll get the chance to chat to real-life engineers about what they do every single day!

Bletchley Park

Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Friday, 29 Jul 2022 at 11am-3:30pm

Making and Breaking Enigma: Head over to Bletchley Park for fun-filled family activities and hands-on workshops and learn all about the numbers behind the Enigma machine.

Not only will you be able to make your own Enigma machine, but you’ll have the chance to see a real World War Two Enigma Machine in action too!

Brighton Toy and Model Museum


Friday, 29 July 2022 at 2pm - 4pm

Following in the footsteps of Sir Christopher Cockerell, you’ll be creating your own hovercraft by repurposing household items to create inspiring toys which will get you thinking outside the recycling box!

Standard admissions: £14.00 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

£6.50 Adults, £4.00 Child, £5.50 Concessions.

Book your place today by calling Brighton Toy and Model Museum on 01273 749494 or call in at the foyer.

Fun Kids Radio

Friday, 29 July 2022 - One hour slots from 12pm - 4pm

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to visit the Fun Kids Radio studio and go behind the scenes!

Plus, you’ll get the chance to make beaded bracelets in binary.

HOST Salford

MediaCityUK, Salford

Friday, 29 July 2022 at 10am - 1pm

Visit this exciting innovation hub at the heart of MediaCityUK and check out autonomous cars, explore the world of sensors and data and immerse yourself in the incredible world of virtual reality!

LifeScan Scotland

Thursday 8 September

With interactive hands-on experiments and demonstrations, a tour around the site and talks about the different careers on offer in the wonderful world of STEM, check out LifeScan Scotland’s Engineering Open House Day event!

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Savoy Place, London

Friday, 29 July 2022 at 9:30am - 4:30pm

With lots of interactive exhibits, from virtual reality headsets to learning how to operate camera and television equipment, there’s something for everyone at this event!

Plus, we’ll be putting on two very exciting live shows, jam-packed with experiments and interactive talks from some very special guests – you don’t want to miss it!

NG Bailey


Morning session: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Afternoon session: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

From a site tour around the NG Bailey factory to an interactive workshop where you get to build a car, make sure you book your place at this Engineering Open House Day event! 

Please note: this event is for children aged 14+ and attendees should wear suitable clothing for the tour of the factory. For example, suitable shoes/trainers and long trousers – no open-toe shoes and no shorts.

NG Bailey – Manchester Town Hall Project


Morning session: 9am – 12pm
Afternoon session: 1pm - 4pm

An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Manchester Town Hall Project in Albert Square – don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!

The team will provide full 5-point PPE (boots/hardhat/gloves/glasses/high vis), as long as boot sizes are provided prior to the event.

Attendees must be wearing trousers/jeans – no shorts, dresses or skirts will be permitted for safety reasons.

Sellafield, Cumbria

Cleator Moor, Cumbria

Friday, 29 July 2022 - two hour slots from 9.30am - 2.45pm

From workshops and interactive talks to robot and drone challenges, you don’t want to miss Sellafield’s Engineering Open House Day event!


Friday, 29 July 2022 at 10:30-11:30am virtually via Microsoft Teams

Find out how SSE is transitioning to a greener world during this interactive virtual session with hands-on activities.

You’ll hear from a Graduate Engineer and find out about SSE’s journey towards net zero, electrical engineering and a variety of green skills required in the fascinating energy sector.