Explore the organisations taking part in Engineering Open House Day 2016 below

These venues took part in Engineering Open House Day (#IETOpenHouse) 2016. Find out more about the day.

Name of Venue:
Crossrail (Tottenham Court Road)
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 13.00-14.00, 14.00-15.00 & 15.00-16.00
Location:
Sutton Row, London, W1D 4AD
Activity:

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crossrail site from ground level to platform level 24m below.

Visitors must be reasonably fit and able to walk up and down flights of stairs.

Suitable for parents and young people 16+.

Name of Venue:
Crossrail (Mile End)
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 – 13.00-14.00, 14.00-15.00 & 15.00-16.00
Location:
Crossrail Mile End Shaft Site Entrance, 190 Burdett Road, E3 4HL
Activity:

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crossrail site from ground level to platform level 30m below.

Visitors must be reasonably fit and able to walk up and down flights of stairs.

Suitable for parents and young people 16+.

Name of Venue:
Crossrail (Pudding Mill Lane)
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 – 13.00-14.00, 14.00-15.00 & 15.00-16.00
Location:
C350 - Pudding Mill Lane Project Site Offices, Heron Industrial Estate, E15 2PE
Activity:

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crossrail site from ground level to platform level 30m below.

Visitors must be reasonably fit and able to walk up and down flights of stairs.

Suitable for parents and young people 16+.

Name of Venue:
Museum of Science and industry
Date/Time:
11/07/2016 - 10.00-14.30
Location:
Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP
Activity:

An opportunity to meet engineers stationed at different sections of the museum relevant to their area of expertise.

Engineers have developed activities and workshops for children to take part in - from transport to coding.

Name of Venue:
Caterpillar Learning Inspiration Centre
Date/Time:
19/07/2016 -AM session 9.30-12.00 - PM session 1.00- 15.30
Location:
Caterpillar BCP Desford, Peckleton Lane, Desford, LE9 9JT
Activity:

A unique insight into the workings of Caterpillar's exciting production facility, with their half day learning experience.

Gain first hand experience of the manufacturing, engineering and business world.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Caterpillar Peterlee
Date/Time:
27/07/16 - 09.30 - 15.30
Location:
Learning Centre Of Light, Judson Road, North West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, SR8 2QJ
Activity:

Behind the scenes tour of the facility to see the advanced tech used in designing and manufacturing the articulated truck, along with a ride on one at the Caterpillar test quarry.

The day will also involve seeing new Computer Aided Virtual Environment (CAVE) technology along with a presentation about engineering.

Suitable for - parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Diamond Light Source
Date/Time:
27/07/2016 - 9.30-13.00
Location:
Harwell Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX
Activity:

Start the day with an engineering fair, with lots of hands-on demonstrations and activities, and the chance to talk to some of our engineers.

Enjoy a talk about engineering at RAL, followed by tours of some of the facilities to see how engineering is helping people around the world.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Arqiva
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 10.00-11.00 - 12.00-13.00 - 14.00-15.00
Location:
Crawley Court, Crawley, Winchester, SO21 2QA
Activity:

See behind the scenes of Arqiva’s satellite broadcasting operations and learn how TV gets from the studio to your home.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Atkins
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 17.00-18.00
Location:
Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5BW
Activity:

An insight into the world of engineers and environmental scientists at one of the most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

You will have the chance to learn what engineers do on a day to day basis and how they chose their career paths.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
BBC
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - AM session 10.00-12.30 - PM session 14.00-16.30
Location:
Quay House, MediaCityUK, Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 2QH
Activity:

Take part in a fun BBC Microbit Challenge, explore the BBC Blue Room, their interactive space showcasing the very best BBC technologies and innovations, and will take part in an exciting virtual reality demonstration.

Engineers will be talking about how they discovered their passion for engineering, including examples of the work they do.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Bosch Group
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 10.00-14.00
Location:
Manufacturing Training Centre and Advanced Manufacturing Training CentreAnsty Park, Coventry, CV7 9RD
Activity:

Take part in a day full of fun presentations and films on the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and the world of engineering with hands-on demonstrations and Q&As.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
BRE
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 10.00-15.30
Location:
Bucknalls Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 9NH
Activity:

Take a tour of the BRE Innovation Park and Test Facilities. Learn about the graduate and apprenticeship schemes alongside practical participation sessions

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Brunel Museum (via Embankment tube station and river boat)
Date/Time:
29/07/16 - 10.45 and 14.45
Location:
Railway Avenue, London SE16 4LF (via Embankment tube, Villiers Street)
Activity:

This isn’t just Brunel, it’s a voyage – and a walk – into the birthplace of modern London. Under three Brunel bridges and over Brunel’s Tunnel to the best kept secret in London. And into the bargain a sightseer’s London checklist, from the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London. And secrets! A secret gateway for the Czar of Russia. Six men dead on a haunted ship. Broken bones by the silent Harpy. Broken slipways on the Isle of Dogs. That tell of the monster ship. And of the world’s most important tunnel. That more than tell. That take us down into the darkness where men died and Brunel met with destiny. Cost of tour: £12.50 inc Thames Clipper ticket. N.B. Oyster or 2-Zone Travel Card recommended for our short train journey

Suitable for - parents and young people aged 8+.

Name of Venue:
BT Labs at Adastral Park
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 9.30-12.30
Location:
Adastral Park, Ipswich,IP5 3RE
Activity:

A behind the scenes look at BTLabs at Adastral Park. See the latest technologies they're working on, as well as how they run and monitor their networks.

Meet some of the young engineers to find out about what they do and why they chose engineering as a career.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
CAT Stafford
Date/Time:
29/07/16 - 10.00– 16.00
Location:
Tixall Road, Stafford, ST16 3UB
Activity:

Take a look behind the scenes on a tour of the factory. There will also be presentations all about engineering at Caterpillar and Perkins.

Suitable for - parents and young people aged 8+.

Name of Venue:
Curiscope
Date/Time:
29/07/16 - 10.30 - 15.00
Location:
2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL
Activity:

Curiscope will be showing off their Virtuali-Tee beta release for the first time in public.

Enjoy amazing virtual reality experiences including a dive with Great White Sharks.

Suitable for - parents and young people aged 8+.

Name of Venue:
Dumfries House
Date/Time:
29/07/16 - 10.00-15.00
 
Location:
Engineering Education Centre, Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire, KA18 2NJ
Activity:

Interactive displays and workshops for young people and their families - supported by local engineering companies.

Suitable for - parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Engineers Without Borders UK
Date/Time:
29/07/2016- AM session 10.00-12.30 - PM session 13.30-16.00
Location:
The Foundry,17 Oval Way, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5RR
Activity:

Explore how engineers have shaped the world around us and made human lives better with the Engineers Without Borders UK team.

The session will involve activities where you might get a bit mucky. Cleaning products will be provided.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
ITN Productions
Date/Time:
29/07/16 - 10.00 – 12.00
Location:
ITN 200 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ
Activity:

A unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and take part in a studio workshop at one of the UK's biggest broadcasters.

Suitable for - parents and young people aged 8+ 

Name of Venue:
National Railway Museum
Date/Time:
29/07/16 - 12.15-13.00 and 14.15-15.00
Location:
Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
Activity:

Why are we always trying to go faster? How are we able to travel so fast on trains and which famous locomotives have broken incredible speed records?

Come along to have these questions answered and discover the fast paced interactive science show which explores our need for speed.

Suitable for - parents and young people aged 8+.

Name of Venue:
National Theatre
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 9.30-12.30
Location:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Activity:

Take a look backstage at one of the most prominent theatres in London, with an introductory tour. Learn about the behind the scenes engineering work that goes into their famous productions.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Savoy Place: Institution of Engineering and Technology
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 10.00-15.30
Location:
2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL
Activity:

Individuals will be invited to move around the different zones within the space and have a go at the hands-on activities available that are related to the BBC micro:bit device to help children learn the basics of coding.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Sellafield
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 9.00-16.30
Location:
The Hinton House, Birchwood Park Avenue, Risley, Warrington, WA3 6GR
Activity:

Explore various stands featuring robot arms, computer programming, educational circuit games and even external company involvement from companies such asYokagawa.

Enjoy optional presentations, careers advice and lots of fun activities, such as a radiation experiment!

Suitable for parents and young people aged 5+

Name of Venue:
Sky Academy Skills Studio
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 9.30-12.30
Location:
Sky Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 5QD
Activity:

A chance to create your own news report using state of the art technology from one of the largest satellite broadcasting companies.

Also go on a behind the scenes tour of Sky’s broadcasting facility.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 10.30-13.00
Location:
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP
Activity:

Discover the ingenious engineering behind one of the most famous bridges in the world! In a fun, interactive workshop, your family will use their problem-solving skills to raise the road of a miniature Tower Bridge, learning some coding along the way. You will also meet one of the highly-skilled Technical Officers who work on the Bridge, and take part in a facilitated tour of the exhibition.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
University of Huddersfield
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 10.00-15.00
Location:
School of Computing and Engineering, Canalside West Building, Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
Activity:

Enjoy a demonstration of a small railway locomotive, make a miniature robot and learn about 3D sound and video games development.

Take a sneak peek 'back of house' tour and meet real engineers for a day of fun and educational experiences.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Victoria and Albert Museum
Date/Time:
29/07/16 - 10.30 – 17.00
Location:
South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL
Activity:

Working with an Arup engineer, kids and parents can explore the connection between nature and design and have a go at engineering by building their own structures.

Suitable for - parents and young people aged 3+

Name of Venue:
The Wellcome Trust
Date/Time:
29/07/2016 - 13.00-17.00
Location:
215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
Activity:

Wander the 10-storey, glass-roofed headquarters of the Gibbs Building and its adjoining building, the Wellcome Collection.

Go behind the scenes to find out the challenges they face and see the nuts and bolts of running these buildings. Learn about the work Wellcome Trust have done with their service partners in relation to the environment, energy management, maintenance strategies and apprenticeships.

Suitable for parents and young people aged 8+

Name of Venue:
Aberdeen Science Centre in partnership with Shell
Date/Time:
30/07/16 - 13.00 – 16.00
Location:
Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5TU
Activity:

Interactive exhibits for young people and their families. Delve deeper into the wonders of engineering by meeting local engineers, attend exciting presentations and try out hands-on activities.

Suitable for - parents and young people aged 8+

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