PLAY+INVENT New Inventors

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Hands-on workshop for home ed students to explore the history of invention



Tuesday 7 February

Tuesday 21 February

Tuesday 7 March

Tuesday 21 March

Tuesday 4 April

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£6 per child (plus booking fee)

Please note, one ticket purchase entitles one accompanying adult to attend for free.

This event is suitable for children aged 5 – 12 with an adult.

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New Inventors is a fortnightly hands-on workshop for home ed students to explore the history of invention and innovation.

Spark your children’s creativity by learning about historic inventions from the museum's collections, from world-changing innovations to forgotten gadgets. At each session, children will also be able to build their own inspired creations using unusual upcycled materials from our inventor space. Bring along your thinking caps!


Tues 7 Feb

Secret Communications: code making and breaking

Tues 21 Feb

Power Generation: out with the old and in with the new

Tues 7 Mar

Fun Forces: pulleys and cranks

Tues 21 March

Make Some Noise: noisy inventions and the science of sound

Tues 4 April

Tech-styles: fashionable and functional clothing technology

This event is part of Play + Invent, Discovery Museum's new family programme for budding inventors, designers and makers! For more information visit

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