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Engineering Open House Day took place on Friday 28 July 2017 and aimed to help children (8 - 16 years-old) and their parents understand what it’s like to work as an engineer. It gave them special, behind-the-scenes access to a wide variety of organisations to demonstrate how creative and innovative a career in engineering can be.

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See all the amazing social media activity around Engineering Open House Day. In total, the hashtag #IETOpenHouse has been used almost 1,000 times!

 

ABERDEEN

Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen. AB24 5TU

Shell engineers will deliver a series of engineering talks and activities.  

Time: 10:00 - 17:00. Please note that this event takes place on SATURDAY 29 JULY.

There is no need to book.

Just turn up.

AYRSHIRE

Morphy Richards Engineering Education Centre, The Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Trust, Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock. KA18 2NJ.

Engineering Open House Day at Morphy Richards Engineering Education Centre.

Time: 10:30 – 15:30

There is no need to book.

Just turn up.

BALDOCK

Baldock Radio Station, Royston Road, Baldock, Herts. SG7 6SH

Ofcom engineers will give a demonstration of how radio works, an interactive session on radio signals, a display of mobile laboratory and vehicles and personal experiences of how to make a career in engineering.

Times: 10:00 – 16:00

Places are limited. Booking is required.

BIRMINGHAM

EEF Technology Hub, Nobel Way, Birmingham. B6 7EU

Visitors will hear about 3D printing, watch a demo in the robotic cell, hear about careers in engineering and manufacturing, tour the facility and take part in a lean challenge.

Time: 09:00 – 12:00noon

There is no need to book.

Just turn up. 

 

BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham Mail Centre, St Stephens Street, Aston, Birmingham. B6 4AA

Royal Mail apprentice-led tours of operation floor and engineering workshop, “twist belt” challenge, and Question & Answer session.

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Places are limited.

Booking is required.

 

BRISTOL

BBC Bristol, 31-33 Whiteladies Road, Bristol. BS8 2LR

Gain an understanding of cameras and edit suites - plus get hands on with exciting kit from the BBC Blue Room. 

A BBC champion of women in tech, a BBC Broadcast apprentice - plus other BBC staff at the start of their careers - will answer questions, and offer insight & advice on the day.

Time: 10:00 – 12:00noon. Booking is required.

CHERTSEY

Thorpe Park Resort, Chertsey, KT16 8PN

Likely to include Angry Birds 4D cinema, introduction engineering staff, screening of short video of engineering at Thorpe Park, “Thrills” workshop and a bespoke hands-on K'NEX STEM session. Recommended ages: 7-11 year-olds.

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Places are limited. Booking is required. 

Please note that those attending this event must also purchase a ticket to Thorpe Park Resort.  

CORNWALL

Concept Shed Ltd, 1 The Old Lemonade Factory, Windsor Quarry, Falmouth. TR11 3EX

Find out about careers in engineering, meet design engineers and see the projects they work on, watch 3D printers and CNC mills in operation, make a custom fidget spinner.

 

Time: 09:30 – 17:00

There is no need to book.

Just turn up.

CUMBRIA

Sellafield (various sites), Seascale, Cumbria. CA20 1PG

Activities to be confirmed.

 Timings to be confirmed.

 

Places are limited.

 

Booking is required.

 

 

DARESBURY

STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Cheshire. WA4 4AD

In collaboration with the Engineering Open House Day initiative on Saturday 29th July we are opening up our engineering facilities to run tours, a science fair of engineering demonstrations and interactives alongside activities and a public talk that will be provided by our special guests Bloodhound SSC.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY 29 JULY.

Times: 08:30 - 17:30. Booking is required.

DIDCOT

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Harwell Campus, Didcot, Oxon. OX11 0QX

There will be an engineering fair with hands-on demonstrations and activities with the chance to talk to engineers. There will also be a talk about engineering at the Laboratory and tours of their facilities.

 

Times: 10:00 – 12:00noon and 13:00 – 15:00

Places are limited. Booking is required.

 

 

EDINBURGH

UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Edinburgh. EH9 3HJ

Activities will include laboratory talks and tours.

Times: 10:00 – 12:00noon and 13:00 – 15:00

 

Places are limited.

 

Booking is required. 

 

GERRARDS CROSS

Arqiva Ltd, Chalfont Grove, Narcot Lane, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. SL9 8TW

Visitors will be given an introduction to TV and radio broadcasting and a tour of the television control rooms and satellite dishes.

Time: 10:00 – 14:00

 

Places are limited. 

Booking is required.

HUDDERSFIELD

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield. HD1 3DH

Come and learn about the important roles engineers play in everyday life. A range of activities, lectures, workshops and tours, including: construction challenge, "Science of Sound: the physics behind the music you love" and rubber band helicopters.

Times: 10:30 – 15:00

Places are limited. Booking is required.

HUDDERSFIELD

Arqiva Ltd, Jagger Lane, Emley Moor, Huddersfield. HD8 9TQ

Visitors will be given an introduction to television and radio broadcasting and a tour of the television control rooms and transmitters

Time: 10:00 – 14:00

Places are limited. 

FULLY BOOKED

LONDON

Engineers Without Borders, The Foundry, Oval Way, London. SE11 5RR

A day exploring how engineers have shaped the world around us and made human lives better. Sessions will involve activities where you might get mucky.

Times: 10:00 – 12:00noon

Places are limited.

Booking is required.

LONDON

Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London. WC2R 0BL

The Institution of Engineering and Technology will be hosting April & Glitterbomb, IET Faraday & BBC Microbit, First Lego League, Coderdojo and Curiscope.

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Places are limited. 

Booking is required.

LONDON

ITN Productions, 200 Gray's Inn Road, London. WC1X 8XZ

Activities will include a behind the scenes tour at the studios and hands-on activities.

Times: 09:30 – 12:30

Places are limited.

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

LONDON

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London. NW1 5LR

Visitors will be offered a factfile in addition to their ticket (which must be purchased) to learn and explore the various engineering roles that go on behind the scenes - from learning about the wax used in the pieces, to how long it takes to complete.

Times: 10:00 - 16:00. Places are limited. Booking is required. PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE DIRECTLY WITH THE VENUE 

Please note that those attending this event must also purchase a ticket to Madame Tussauds.  

LONDON

National Theatre, Upper Ground, London. SE1 9PX

Activities will include: Build a Building tour: find out about the design ideas behind Denys Lasdun's building. Tour will start from the Sackler Entrance Pavillion on the ground floor.

Times: 13:00 – 14:20

Places are limited.

Booking is required.

Tickets are £5 and available from the Box Office.

LONDON

Royal Mail Mount Pleasant, Farringdon Road, London. EC1A 1BB

Royal Mail apprentice-led tours of operation floor and engineering workshop, “twist belt” challenge, and Question & Answer session.

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Places are limited. 

 

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

LONDON

Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, London. SE1 2UP

Visitors will learn how to use a 3D design computer programme to design new buildings to join London's famous skyline. Families will also have the opportunity to visit the Tower Bridge's exhibition.

Times: 10:00 – 14:00

FULLY BOOKED

LONDON

Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London. SE16 4LF

Attendees will enjoy a voyage into the birthplace of modern London, including a Brunel boat trip, a river walk, and tunnel descent.

 

Time: 10:40

Places are limited. Booking is required.

MANCHESTER

Museum of Science & Industry, Lower Byrom Street, Manchester. M3 4FP

STEM ambassadors will be delivering drop-in activities and there will be up to 15 stalls running short (10 minutes) hands-on STEM activities.

Time: 10:00 – 14:00

There is no need to book.

Just turn up.  

NOTTINGHAM

University of Nottingham, Nottingham Park, Nottingham. NG7 2RD

Visitors will be given an introduction to engineering, they will build their own electric dice and watch a number of demonstrations.

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Places are limited.

Booking is required.

 

PETERLEE

Caterpillar, Learning Centre of Light, Judson Road, North West Industrial Estate, Peterlee. SR8 2QJ

This event will provide an opportunity to see the advanced technology used in design and manufacturing articulated trucks as well as viewing the Caterpillar test quarry. Please note this event takes place on THURSDAY 27 JULY.

Times: 09:30 – 15:30

Places are limited. Booking is required.

SWINDON

Swindon Mail Centre, Royal Mail House, Rowland Hill Close, Swindon. SN3 5TQ

Royal Mail apprentice-led tours of operation floor and engineering workshop, “twist belt” challenge, and Q&A session.

 

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Places are limited. 

Booking is required.

WATFORD

BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire. WD25 9XX

Activities to be confirmed.

Times: 09:45 - 14:15.

 

FULLY BOOKED

 

WELLINGBOROUGH

Dr. Martens, AirWair International Ltd, Cobbs Lane, Wollaston. N29 7SW

Activities to be confirmed.

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

Places are limited.

Booking is required.

WINCHESTER

Arqiva Ltd, Crawley Court, Crawley, Winchester. SO21 2QA

Visitors will be given an introduction to TV and radio broadcasting and a tour of the television control rooms and satellite dishes.

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Places are limited. Booking is required. 

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.