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Tinker | Make | Play Engineers: Future

Our Tinker | Make | Play workshop space is back this summer for you to choose from a variety of activities to playfully explore and come up with a creation fit for our Future.

Drop In | Included with Admission

Our Tinker | Make | Play workshop space is back this summer for you to choose from a variety of activities to playfully explore technology, learn new skills using pliers, screwdrivers and other tools to take apart everyday items and come up with a creation fit for our Future. To entertain the youngest participants (and the youngest at heart), play away in a dedicated play area to playfully explore the theme. No matter what age or ability, our Tinker | Make | Play workshop space will hold something for everyone.

Did you ever wonder what engineering is all about? At Coventry Transport Museum, we believe it all starts with curiosity, perseverance, and creativity. We believe, we have come up with the perfect formula for a workshop that will help develop those engineering skills. Here it goes:

Tinker (To tinker at Coventry Transport Museum means hands-on exploring what real stuff is made of and how it works. Find out what parts are hidden behind the covers and see what they do. We will provide the tools, the safety gear and the reference books.)


Make (To make at Coventry Transport Museum means letting your imagination run wild. Whether your project needs hardware, cardboard, electronics, timber, needlework or paint, our workshop will be stocked with a random selection of stuff for you to work with.)


Play (To play at Coventry Transport Museum means to embrace the nonsensical, the playful, the chaos, the unknown, the uncertainty, the process to make accidental learning happen. Play in an open-ended play environment that offers a choice of wonderfully weird, yet also engineering-related, playthings.)


Tinker | Make | Play Engineers


You will need to bring:   

· At least one very supportive grown-up to be with you throughout this workshop. We know from experience that all mums, dads, uncles, aunties, older siblings, grandparents, carers are perfectly qualified for this role as no previous engineering experience is needed (they are indeed very useful and really, really good at handing you tools) 

We offer:  

· A safe and relaxed space.   

· Engineering Skills! You will use real tools to take apart or make things. So, you will build up your engineering skills no matter what.  

· Permission to destroy!  So you can fully explore some things, we let you break them AND you will not be told off*.   

· Fun! We are prepared to throw one or two surprise maker challenges at you just to keep you on your toes. 

· Expertise! Our amazing experts from the Learning Team will encourage you throughout. They are experts in playful engineering. That means they are curious, they persevere, are imaginative, love solving problems and teamwork. They will happily offer their expertise and support you when needed.  

*Please note we take no responsibility for the inspiration we evoke in your children to destroy and create their own inventions with your household gadgets.  

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