Build a Summer of Fun

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Celebrate all things LEGO® this summer



Until 1 September 2019 (historic exhibition)


Join us as we celebrate all things LEGO® this summer with an exhibition featuring models of Northern innovations and an events programme full of exploring, inventing and building activities for all the family.

Brilliant Bricks: A LEGO® Timeline of Northern Innovation
This exhibition highlights what the North has done for the world through 45 intricate models created by LEGO® artist Steve Mayes. Exhibition runs until 3 November.

Discovery Days
Craft sessions every Tuesday & Thursday during the school holidays

Play + Invent
Explore and build your own inventions on Wednesdays during the school holidays

LEGO® Minifigures Trail
Follow the clues to find the science-themed minifigures in the Museum

Summer Science Clubs
30 July - 2 August for ages 7-10
13 - 16 August for ages 11-16

Liquid Science Show
8 - 11 August, 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm
Relaxed sessions: 8 - 11 August, 10.30am
Interactive bubble show with Jesse Ward

Battle of the Brick Bots
16 August, 10.30am & 12pm
Go into battle with your customised LEGO robot

Disco of Light and Sound
21 August; 11am-1pm & 2-4pm
Summer family disco