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  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Monday 9.30am-5pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-5pm
  • Thursday 9.30am-5pm
  • Friday 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-5pm
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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Workshops for primary schools

Partner schools on the Our Past, Your Future project receive a KS1 and KS2 workshop each year of the project.

These workshops combine aspects of STEM heritage relating to Newcastle, Northumberland or North Tyneside with examples of contemporary STEM in these areas. Career examples are also included and linked to the relevant characteristics needed for those roles, these characteristics can also be found in our STEM Person of the Week resources.

Robots at Work KS1 (1 hour - online or in school)

What is a robot? How do local companies use them and why are they useful? What does a programmer do?

In this workshop we’ll be answering these questions and thinking about how we can program robots to do what we want. We'll find out how technology has changed over time and your students will take on the role of a programmer to work out the code our floor robot needs to complete an underwater mission to inspect some subsea pipes. They will help the robot navigate its way around a map of the ocean and reach the pipes safely.

Wind Power KS2 (1hour-1 hour15 mins -online or in school)

What is wind and how can we use it? 

Wind is all around us and we can use it for lots of different things. In this workshop we will explore some of the uses of wind and find out how wind turbines generate electricity before venturing out to measure wind speed around your school grounds.

Woodhorn Engineering Challenge KS2 (in person)

Students work in teams to design and build a model transport system that could be used in a colliery to move coal out of the mines. They will test and modify their designs before demonstrating them to the class. To finish we look at the real life solutions used in local collieries.